The Blake Griffin Acquisition Really Brought Pistons Fans Out to Little Caesars Arena

By all accounts Blake Griffin’s debut with the Detroit Pistons was a successful one — on the hardwood, at least. He posted a typical healthy Blake line of 24 points, 10 rebounds, and five assists, and most importantly, helped lead the Pistons to a victory over the shorthanded Grizzlies. His new teammates certainly seem to like him already:

Reggie Jackson & Andre Drummond welcome Blake Griffin to Detroit

— AP (@Ananth_Pandian) February 2, 2018

But how did the acquisition of a five-time All Star and former high flyer extraordinaire impact attendance at Little Caesars Arena? Well… maybe once Blake leads the team to a couple more wins people will come out, because it was still empty as hell tonight despite the “Welcome Blake” tees that were given out:

Blake Griffin's first game really helped the ticket sales in Detroit! Welp… @World_Wide_Wob

— HUNTER (@Huntrelol) February 2, 2018

Sweet attendance.

— Justin Spiro (@DarkoStateNews) February 2, 2018

#Pistons (6/X) (ht @JJ_Replies) RT @kellierowe: vino in a cup SHEESH

— Empty Seats Galore (@EmptySeatsPics) February 2, 2018

Blake Griffin Pistons Debut highlights…

First basket off the glass:

First bucket for Blake Griffin as a Detroit Piston

— Steve Noah (@Steve_OS) February 2, 2018

Lob City might not be dead:

Blake Griffin has some experience doing this.

— Justin Russo (@FlyByKnite) February 2, 2018

Blake somehow forgets his jersey after halftime:

Blake Griffin must’ve tried to put a Clippers jersey on at halftime

— Someone's An Idiot (@SomeonesAnIdiot) February 2, 2018