Yah but to go from the absolute joke of the league to top in attendance in 1 year seems crazy... the average fan doesn't know much about the Clips... or so I thought.
the average fan knows a lot these days. the NBA is everywhere.
Unlike MLB, the NBA made the smart choice of not resisting modern technologies. and popularity, consequently, is exploding (or so it seems).
Hey Bobcats are 14th attendance, just behind the Spurs. Back 2 back sellouts but pretty good for the worst team in the league.
The reason the clippers are first is to to variable pricing in the NBA now. Most teams charge more for better games, a lot of teams had the Clippers as a low or mid tear draw, and the tickets are cheaper. Heat Lakers Bulls tix for most teams are 40-60% higher price than a ticket to see the Clippers.
When we played the Clippers last week, several of my buddies choose this game to go to, wanted to see Blake. I however am a cheap ass. I am going to the Pistons game in March so I can get good seats for my 100 bucks.