But in New Orleans, a playoff team led by a top 5 NBA superstar could never crack the top 15 in attendance.
If you are looking at Raw number, then the smaller Arenas in the NBA have to fall near the bottom of the NBA. The NBA and anyone that knows how to count realizes that when you have 30 things of different sizes, then one of them will be the smallest.
The NBA signed off on the New Orleans Arena in 2002, 2007, and 2012. I think they are just fine with an Arena than sells out at just over 17k. With the renovations, they are getting what they want in an Arena going forward, which sets it apart from something like Key Arena.
If you consider this fact that has been true since 2002 to be news, then I'm sure it's just a symptom of your mental condition.
Still, it does not make this news.