I think the biggest problem with crowd numbers is the fact that the game is played on a Saturday night. I know football is played on a Saturday night, and I know a lot of families go to the game, and I know that its the way it is...
But still, if it was on a Sunday afternoon, weekday night (more Wednesday games?) or Friday night would the crowd numbers increase?
I know all of my friends would love to go to the basketball but there is always something else on on Saturday nights.