Bulls-Hawks breaks NBA single-game attendance record in 1998

In 1998, the Bulls and Hawks set the NBA’s single-game attendance record with a little help from Michael Jordan’s looming retirement. 

As the Chicago Tribune wrote of the March 27 game, “a record number of worshipers, 62,046 to be exact, descended on the Georgia Dome” to see the two teams in action. More than 20 years later, the 62,000-plus fans record still holds.

In the midst of the Bulls’ second three-peat run, fans flocked to the Georgia Dome that night to see Jordan play. He thrilled the record crowd with 34 points, five rebounds, four assists and a blocked shot in a 89-74 victory. 

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