Not Now. Not Yet. This Will Just Have To Wait.
When the Dodgers left after the 1957 season, New Yorkers waited four years before National League baseball returned to the city. But for Brooklyn, it would be forty six years before anyone spoke seriously about bringing a professional team back to Kings County. After Bruce Ratner purchased the Nets in 2003 and announced his intentions to move the team, it took another seven years before groundbreaking day for Barclays Center took place. Another twenty nine months elapsed during construction of the arena. On November first, the Nets were scheduled to play their inaugural game in Brooklyn against the New York Knicks in the historical return of professionalism to the Borough.
You may now add two more days to the wait time. Hurricane Sandy has rendered the game insignificant in light of all the devastation she has wrought upon our neighbors, and to all in her path.
NYC and the NBA were wise to postpone Thursday's game. After all, it was just that; a game. But please, do not make the issue however, one of public transportation. Please!
Real life calls. And for me to say anything else other than expressing my sorrow for the many losses and casualties of the storm, I feel is inappropriate at this time. Additionally, the effects of the storm still exists for far too many.