With the highly anticipated 2012 NBA Finals featuring two of today’s best players in the Miami Heat’s LeBron James and the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant tipping off Tuesday night it’s interesting to note that it was 15 years ago yesterday that the greatest player of all time turned in one of his best performances. It was Michael Jordan’s 1997 NBA Finals “flu game” in which he led the Chicago Bulls to a 3-2 series lead over the Utah Jazz with a game high 38 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals. I covered that game and while Jordan’s performance was stellar re-watching the highlights above you realize the Jazz also blew the game. Why Bryon Russell left Jordan late allowing him to hit a wide open three is beyond ridiculous. And then the Jazz failing to foul in the final seconds didn’t make any sense either. But I regress. Here’s hoping either James or Durant turn in some Jordan-like performances in this year’s finals.