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  • ESPN CHILTON POLL: HERE'S A SHOCKER, MJ MOST POPULAR

              ESPN/Chilton Sports Poll asked 12-34 year olds over the
         past year to name their favorite NBA players:
    
    
    '96 PLAYER
    % '97 PLAYER %
    1)
    Michael Jordan
    33.0%
    1)
    Michael Jordan
    36.3%
    2)
    Shaquille O'Neal
    4.3%
    2)
    Dennis Rodman
    3.6%
    3)
    Dennis Rodman
    3.9%
    3)
    Shaquille O'Neal
    3.3%
    4)
    Penny Hardaway
    2.5%
    4)
    Penny Hardaway
    2.0%
    5)
    Charles Barkley
    2.0%
    5)
    Grant Hill
    2.0%

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  • THE SPORTS BUSINESS DAILY TURNSTILE TRACKER

         TODAY: NBA Attendance Through February 4
    
           
    
    YEAR-TO-DATE
     
    TOTAL +/-ATTEND
    TEAM
    HOME
    DATES
    '97-98
    AVG.
    TOTAL
    %CAP
    '96-97
    AVG.
    FROM '96-97
    CHI
    23
    23,982
    551,596
    110%
    23,837
    + 3,340
    + .6%
    CHA
    23
    23,337
    536,768
    97%
    24,042
    - 16,198
    - 3%
    POR
    24
    20,364
    488,745
    95%
    20,488
    - 2,958
    - .6%
    UTA
    24
    19,891
    477,402
    100%
    19,706
    + 4,450
    + 1%
    NY
    22
    19,763
    434,786
    100%
    19,763
    No Change
    WAS
    24
    19,469
    467,261
    97%
    17,535
    + 46,425
    + 11%
    at MCI
    19
    19,681
    373,956
    96%
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    at USA
    5
    18,661
    93,305
    99%
    17,698
    + 4,816
    + 5%
    DET^
    24
    19,117
    458,813
    87%
    18,994
    + 2,946
    + .6%
    PHO
    22
    19,023
    418,506
    100%
    19,023
    No Change
    BOS
    26
    17,848
    464,062
    94%
    15,754
    + 54,462
    + 13%
    SAN
    22
    17,752
    390,550
    96%
    16,941
    + 17,858
    + 5%
    ATL
    22
    17,444
    383,779
    99%
    13,277
    + 91,682
    + 31%
    at ALC^
    7
    8,763
    61,342
    94%
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    at GED^
    15
    21,495
    322,437
    100%
    N/A
    N/A
    N/A
    MIN
    24
    17,526
    420,636
    92%
    16,625
    + 21,637
    + 5%
    NJ
    21
    17,199
    361,199
    86%
    15,634
    + 32,875
    + 10%
    SEA
    22
    17,072
    375,584
    100%
    17,072
    No Change
    ORL
    21
    17,070
    358,473
    99%
    18,173
    - 23,164
    - 6%
    LAL
    25
    16,748
    418,709
    96%
    16,829
    - 2,016
    - .5%
    CLE
    23
    16,709
    384,309
    81%
    16,005
    + 16,200
    + 4%
    HOU
    25
    16,285
    407,125
    100%
    16,285
    No Change
    TOR^
    24
    15,899
    381,592
    79%
    18,315
    - 57,961
    - 13%
    VAN^
    25
    15,581
    396,291
    81%
    16,213
    - 9,022
    - 2%
    LAC
    22
    15,480
    340,569
    94%
    7,832
    + 41,636
    + 24%
    at ANA
    5
    12,309
    61,546
    68%
    11,784
    + 368
    + 2%
    IND
    22
    15,480
    340,569
    94%
    15,333
    + 3,247
    + 1%
    PHI^
    23
    15,358
    353,255
    75%
    15,192
    + 3,837
    + 1%
    MIL
    25
    15,114
    377,861
    81%
    15,477
    - 9,060
    - 2%
    MIA
    25
    14,894
    342,576
    98%
    14,933
    - 893
    0%
    SAC
    25
    14,522
    363,074
    84%
    17,317
    - 69,851
    - 16%
    DAL^
    23
    12,515
    312,879
    69%
    15,183
    - 72,141
    - 20%
    GOL^
    20
    11,987
    237,958
    62%
    14,656
    - 55,168
    - 19%
    DEN
    23
    11,546
    265,570
    67%
    11,209
    + 7,771
    + 3%

     

    NOTES: ALC = Alexander Coliseum; GED = Georgia Dome. The Hawks split home games between the two facilities while their new arena is constructed. ANA = Arrowhead Pond. Philadelphia and Toronto decreased capacity from last season, while Dallas and Detroit have increased capacity. The Wizards are in the new MCI Center. The Warriors are playing in the newly renovated Oakland Coliseum, which has increased capacity to 19,200.The Wizards first five home games were played at US Airways Arena.'96-97 AVG." is based on the same number of home dates teams have played so far in '97-98. NA = Not Applicable. -30-

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