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SAD NEWS: Marcus Jordan is a good example of his daddies Youth age character

There are lots of cases of fans somehow gaining access they’re not supposed to have. But it’s interesting to hear those from fans who have gone on to their own media roles, especially when it’s around a famed moment in sports history. That’s the case with what FanDuel horse racing analyst Michael Joyce shared with Comeback Media’s Jessica Kleinschmidt on the latest episode of Short and to the Point, talking about how he and his brother got into the famed “Michael Jordan Flu Game,” Game 5 of the 1998 NBA Finals in Salt Lake City

“My brother Eugene, you want to talk about the gift of gab, and being able to talk, to quote Tommy Boy, ‘He could sell a ketchup popsicle to a woman in white gloves.’ We got into the Flu Game because we had a friend of ours, Tom Finch, who had two press passes. But he was already in the Delta Center.

“I’m with my brother, I think I’m like 19 or 20 at the time, and he’s got one of those old brick cellphones. It didn’t even work, I don’t think it even had service. And he had a leather briefcase. So he had me carrying the briefcase like I was his assistant.

“And we parked the car and we walked right up to the chain-link fence and he’s like ‘Look for the most police you can see.’ I’m like ‘What about over there?’ So we walk up to the chain-link fence, we walk up to the guy, he pretends like he’s on his phone, and he puts his phone on his chest and goes to the cop like ‘I need to get to the NBC truck, like, right now. Can you tell me how I can do that?’ And the guy’s like ‘Yeah, come on.’

“They open the fence and we walk in. We walk through, he’s like ‘Thank you very much.’ The cop walks us in, we walk into the Delta Center, we come out of the tunnel and onto the floor while the Bulls are in their layup line. He’s like ‘Can you see Finch?’, and Tom is sitting in the fourth row, he’s like ‘Hey, over here.’ So we walk over and we get our press passes, and they sit down there and send me up to the press box.

“I’m like some 19-year-old kid, I’m like ‘How did we just do that?’ It was the most cool thing I’ve ever seen in my life. We just talked our way into Game 5 of the NBA Finals.”

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