He was drained but determined. Battered but not beaten. The battle in Salt Lake City on June 11, 1997 will forever live on as one of MJ’s greatest games.
Wearing the legendary Air Jordan XII, MJ willed his way through every step, every play and every basket to eventually take down his Utah nemesis. The struggle was evident in every move, but His Airness never let it stop him, scoring 38 points with seven rebounds and five assists for a crucial 98-96 victory in Game 5.
While not the first time he laced up the Air Jordan XII in black and red, the game quickly became the defining moment for MJ in the Tinker Hatfield design. The iconic performance was officially celebrated with the 2009 release of the Air Jordan XII in a celebratory design.
Nearly two decades later, the moment is as vivid as ever and honored with the recent return of the Air Jordan XII in its truest form.
This retro comes suited in a black/varsity red premium leather upper. At the top of the tongue sits a red Jumpman. Underneath the Jumpman, ‘two’ and ‘3’ grace the tongue for a fun play of words and numbers on His Airness’ jersey number.
The Air Jordan 12 Retro 'Flu Game' will be available at NRML (184 Rideau) in limited quantities this Saturday May 28th!