The highly anticipated regular-season opener Thursday between the Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks, which was to be the first NBA regular-season game at the $1 billion Barclays Center, has been postponed due to the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy, the Nets confirmed Wednesday.
At this point, a makeup date has not been announced.
The NBA announced on Tuesday that the game would take place as scheduled. But shutdowns of mass transit due to the hurricane would’ve caused significant problems for fans trying to attend the game.
Knicks general manager Glen Grunwald said he spoke to NBA executive Stu Jackson, who confirmed that Thursday’s game will be postponed. Grunwald said he has been told that Friday’s game against Miami at Madison Square Garden is still on.
Well, that sucks. Although I did get tickets for their second match-up at Barclays, so maybe those tickets will be worth something now. Heh.