As I've said before, there is not a direct correlation between a city's economic slowdown and attendance at games. It's actually the same old principle. If your team is bad, fans aren't going to show up--especially in this economy.
Today, the Sports Business Daily ran the attendance figures for the NBA's Western Conference. Here's the group of teams who are off more than nine percent this year. Tell me if you notice anything.
Los Angeles Clippers
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