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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Knicks Postponing Tonight’s Game!

From the MSG PR Department:

Following last night’s Rangers game, during overnight maintenance of Madison Square Garden, which included cleaning asbestos-related materials in the attic above the ceiling, some debris fell into the Arena.

Out of an abundance of caution, and after consulting the NBA, we are postponing tonight’s Knicks v. Magic game. We will be working with the city and independent experts, ATC Associates and GCI Environmental Advisory, to evaluate and determine the most appropriate course of action. As the safety of our customers and employees are our top priority, we will not reopen the Garden until we are absolutely assured the Arena is safe.

Ticketholders are advised to retain their tickets, and to go to nyknicks.com for rescheduling information. We will announce information about future events as soon as they have been determined.

Madison Square Garden apologizes for any inconvenience.

23 comments on “Knicks Postponing Tonight’s Game!

  1. cgreene

    It’s the James Dolan Show, Ladies and Gentlemen!

    Alan Hahn tweeting rumors about playing several games at… gulp… The Meadowlands!

    Nets are gonna have a field day with this.

  2. Thomas B.

    janglesjr:

    Does anybody know why Amare is handing out free tea bags?

    http://hoopstopia.com/?p=67  

    (Quote)

    When in the village, do as the villagers do?

    But seriously folks. This game delay could be good for the Knicks. I wasn’t really ready for Orlando. This give Gallinari more time to heal that wrist, Randolph gets some more game prep. So now the next home game looks like it will be against the Wizards, which gives the team a better shot at getting to .500 at home than playing the Magic.

  3. Z

    Thomas B.: MSG: The world’s most asbestos laden arena.  

    Asbestos: not only does it cause cancer, turns out it also makes you suck at basketball…

  4. Robert Silverman

    Crap. I was jonesing for a Knicks game tonight, if only to distract from the abhorrent election results I smell coming down the pike.

  5. jaylamerique

    Robert Silverman: Crap. I was jonesing for a Knicks game tonight, if only to distract from the abhorrent election results I smell coming down the pike.  

    so have I. it has been to long since the last knick game.

  6. Robert Silverman

    Is there any way to blame this on Isiah Thomas? The asbestos, I mean, not the midterms. Then again…

  7. rrude

    Z:
    Asbestos: not only does it cause cancer, turns out it also makes you suck at basketball…  

    aw, you beat me to it. LOL

  8. Z-man

    @#5 I agree that this is probably a good thing for the Knicks, especially in regard to the Gallo and AR injuries. It also gives Big Eddy another couple of days to get ready for his debut. On debench.

    Hey, I heard Randy Moss was a pretty good SG back in HS, should we claim him off the waiver wire?

  9. ess-dog

    Great. It’s good to know the D.O.B. is cracking down on my little one-family dwelling but MSG gets to go unchecked for probably 50 years…

  10. BigBlueAL

    Alan Hahn just retweeted this:

    NYC DEP spokesman just told me Madison Square Garden air has been deemed asbestos free. “Basically it was a false alarm.”

  11. Z-man

    Btw, sux that no one else commented on passing of Mo Lucas. Man, you guys must all be young’uns. Most intimidating presence I’ve ever seen in my 45 years of watching NBA ball, aside from being a top player in the league for a spell. At the very lease, check out the video of him and Chocolate Thunder going at it in the finals.

  12. d-mar

    @5 “So now the next home game looks like it will be against the Wizards, which gives the team a better shot at getting to .500 at home than playing the Magic.”

    Nice thought, but unfortunately we have to play the Bulls in Chicago first (on TNT, no less, good chance for the anti-Knick talking heads to ridicule us if we get beat)

  13. d-mar

    @19 Got it, I just read it differently. It does give us an opportunity to get to .500 if we win 2 of the next 3, which should be highly doable.

  14. BigBlueAL

    Sorry Z-man, Im just 30 years old. Most intimidating presence Ive ever seen play ball was whenever Oakley and Mason were on the court at the same time for the Knicks. lol

  15. Z-man

    If you could believe it, Lucas was more intimidating than Oak, and twice the all-around player. Was named NBA all-defensive first team in 1977-78, and was as good offensively as he was defensively. I rooted big time for the Dr. J Sixers that series and Lucas scared the hell out of me, and more importantly, out of the Sixers.

    Here’s an article that says it all re: Lucas:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/article/magazine/MAG1092961/2/index.htm

    This video is fun to watch, but doesn’t do Lucas justice. He was above all a very polished player and highly respected teammate.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9lHM6h40Zo

    Imagine what the fines/suspensions would be today!

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