Re: NBA Thread: 12/13 - Wiz vs Cavs and a couple other games that aren't worth mentio
Not looking good for Brooklyn's Opener which is facing a possibility of being canceled.
The Nets' grand plan for a nationally televised opening night sell-out crowd to launch Barclays Center seems threatened, if not doomed, as the city tries to recover from a devastating attack from the sea. Hurricane Sandy has shut down the city's subways and Long Island Railroad which would bring the majority of fans to the game.
The NBA. was evaluating the situation Tuesday as New York began to recover from the storm, Howard Beck reports.
"Tonightís games will be played," Tim Frank, the N.B.A.ís senior vice president for communications, told Beck in an e-mail. "We are still assessing the situation with regards to the rest of the week."
There is no timetable for a decision, but with Mayor Michael Bloomberg saying the subways could be down for "four of five days." As much as 75 percent of the crowd is expected to arrive by mass transit, either the subway or LIRR. In addition, it's uncertain when most of the metropolitan area will see power return.