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24/7 Wall St.: 13 Pro Teams Running Out of Fans

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11. Washington Wizards

10-yr. attendance decline: -19.1 percent
2001-2002 W-L record: 37-45 (5th in Atlantic Division)
2011-2012 W-L record: 20-46 (4th in Southeast Division)
League championships last decade: None

Ten years ago, Wizards fans got to watch the legendary Michael Jordan finish off his career with the team. But MJ’s magic has been missing from the team in recent years. Fans were enraged when the team’s star player, Gilbert Arenas, brought a gun into the locker room late in 2009. He was suspended for the season. The team’s ownership changed in 2010 and the drafting of college star John Wall hasn’t led to much of a turnaround. In the last two seasons the team has won just 43 games and has lost 105 and hasn’t had a winning season since 2007-2008. Given that the team has started the current season 0-10 it may be a while before fans’ enthusiasm is rejuvenated. (AP Photo/Doug McSchooler)

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