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Hammering The Hawks 

Number of Atlanta Hawks wins out of the 82 games the team played this season ................. 13
Number of years in the past decade that the Hawks made the playoffs ..................................... 4
Attendance at the Hawks' April 16 game that was followed by an MC Hammer concert ...................................................... 19,445
Number of other Hawks games to have sold that many tickets this season .............................. 4
Number of minutes MC Hammer occupied the stage ................................................................... 45
Number of copies sold of MC Hammer's 1990 album, Don't Hurt ­Em Hammer ......... 10 million
Number of copies printed of Hammer's 1998 gospel album, Family Affair ....................... 1,000
Amount Hammer owed when he filed for bankruptcy in 1996 ........................ $13.7 million
Number of minutes that the average person is famous, according to Andy Warhol ....................................... 15
Approximate number of minutes by which Hammer exceeded his 15 minutes ..................... 526,665

Sources: www.nba.com, www.mtv.com/bands/az/mc_hammer/bio.jhtml, The Washington Post

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