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The potential for an NBA lockout must have Chinatown restaurateurs fretting about tens of thousands of dollars in lost revenues…right?

Eh, not really. WaPo sports blogger Dan Steinberg directs us to this WUSA-TV segment in which the operators of some neighborhood bars and restaurants point out that, well, the Washington Wizards really aren’t that big of a draw, anyway.

Why? Simple. The team sucks:  “One restaurant owner said the Caps generate about $45,000 in added revenue on game night. It’s the same for the Georgetown Hoyas. She said Wizards fans don’t spend as much, perhaps because the team is rebuilding and  doesn’t win as much, or draw the sellout crowds.”

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