In spite of no longer being a dominant force in the Eastern Conference, the Chicago Bulls remain one of the most well-liked teams worldwide.
Chicago is considered a basketball hub; a city that lives and breathes the game and possesses a devoted fan base.
Nevertheless, it was quite surprising to discover that the Bulls currently lead the league in average attendance halfway through the season.
As reported by NBACentral on Twitter, the Bulls hold the top spot in attendance with an average of 20,247 fans per game.
The Bulls are leading the league in attendance, according to @Digits3App
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For years now, the Bulls have experienced ups and downs, and this season is no exception.
They currently rank ninth in the Eastern Conference with a 23-27 record, four games below .500.
Furthermore, Zach LaVine, one of the team’s star players, has been sidelined for a significant portion of the season due to injuries and will not return to the court for the remainder of the campaign.
This is a testament to the lasting impact of Michael Jordan, whether you believe it or not.
Even decades after his second retirement, his influence on the sports industry can still be felt, as he was the one who brought this perpetually struggling franchise to the pinnacle and transformed it into one of the most profitable, popular, and valuable sports brands in the world.
Undoubtedly, the fans deserve better, and it has been quite some time since this team has been a legitimate contender for an NBA championship.