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FINALS WATCH: Michael Jordan

Saturday - 4/6/2013, 9:18pm  ET

The Georgia Dome is seen before the first half of the NCAA Final Four tournament college basketball semifinal game between Louisville and Wichita State, Saturday, April 6, 2013, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

ATLANTA (AP) -- The Final Four isn't the first time the Georgia Dome has held a massive crowd by basketball standards.

On March 27, 1998, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls played the Atlanta Hawks in the Georgia Dome as the Hawks' new Philips Arena was being built. The allure of seeing Jordan's last visit to Atlanta with the Bulls attracted a crowd of 62,046 -- the largest in NBA history.

Jordan, now owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, came back to Atlanta in his two seasons with the Washington Wizards.

-- Charles Odum -- http://twitter.com/@CharlesOdum

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