Nets-Knicks Barclays Center Opener Postponed
The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy has hit the NBA. Mayor Bloomberg will announce that the Nets-Knicks season opening game will be cancelled or postponed to a later date. The cancellation was first reported by NBATV’s Greg Anthony. Nets GM Billy King told Howard Beck of the New York Times just as much.
Other scribes including Richard Sandomir and Howard Beck of the New York Times, Frank Isola of the Daily News and Ken Berger of CBS Sports confirm that the transportation limitations of the New York City subway and commuter rail systems are too great and would compromise the ability for fans to attend this long awaited game.
The NBA, fans and local officials have been looking forward to Thursday night’s game for a long time, but the logistics are too difficult right now. It’s still unknown whether the Knicks’ home opener on Friday against the Miami Heat will tip off as scheduled.