Michael Jordan’s “flu game” shoes sold for $104,765 in an online auction. They came with a can of chicken soup and a bottle of NyQuil. Jordan scored 38 points in Game 5 of the NBA Finals wearing those Nikes. Some serious toughness, but he probably got a lot of open shots by coughing on Utah Jazz players.
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Knucklehead of the Week
Mike Shanahan is going to make millions playing poker after he’s fired by the Washington Redskins. How could he keep a straight face while talking about benching Robert Griffin III? Shanahan says sitting RG3 is about keeping him healthy. Where was this line of thinking during last year’s playoffs, when RG3 injured his knee and moved like a wounded gazelle? A story broke late in the week claiming the move was due to performance. Now that certainly is believable. Tell the truth, coach.