The New York Knicks and the Brooklyn Nets have both officially postponed their home games scheduled for tonight. The announcements were made in anticipation of what could potentially be a record-setting blizzard for New York City.
The storm is projected to affect almost the entire Northeastern region of the United States, dumping snow on three major cities: New York, Boston, and Philadelphia.
The latest reports call for a record-setting amount of snowfall in New York City – up to 30 inches in total.
New York governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered a State of Emergency, which is scheduled to take effect later tonight. New York City mayor Bill de Blasio has issued a city-wide ban on travel, starting at 11:00 PM EST. Both of these instances would have affected travel for fans travelling to and from the game.
The Knicks were supposed to take on the Sacramento Kings. Their game has been rescheduled for March 3rd.
The Nets were supposed to go up against the Portland Trail Blazers. Their game will reportedly be rescheduled for April 6th.
This is a smart move by the Knicks and Nets organizations, as well as the NBA front office. It is important for people to stay out of harm’s way tonight and tomorrow. To everyone who will be affected by this historic blizzard: please, stay indoors, and stay safe. New York basketball will be back soon.