In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the Brooklyn Nets home opener against their new cross-town rival New York Knicks has been postponed.
This will be the Nets inaugural season in Brooklyn, and they were set to open the brand new $1 billion Barclays Center Thursday night, but the hurricane devastated the New York area, causing massive flooding and shutting down much of the city’s public transportation system.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his office will formally announce the postponement Wednesday, according to USA Today.
There is no official word on when the game will be made up, but so far the Knick's home-opener against the defending champion Miami Heat scheduled for Friday is reportedly still on.
The game was set to be the first time pro sports returned to the Brooklyn area since the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1957.
NBA TV's Greg Anthony first reported the game's postponement.