New York mayor Michael Bloomberg called the NBA league offices and asked them to postpone the game between the New York Knicks and Brooklyn Nets on Thursday at the newly constructed Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
"I'm sorry about the game," said Bloomberg in his address to the city on Wednesday. "I was personally going to take my daughters. It's a great stadium and it was going to be a great game."
Brooklyn's home opener is now scheduled for Nov. 3 when the Nets will play the Toronto Raptors. Bloomberg said the NBA will be working with the city to provide extra bus service for Saturday's game in case fans have trouble getting to the Barclays Center due to the potential damage to the train system.
Bloomberg cited the challenges of mass transit the lack of available police offers as the main reasons for asking the league to postpone the game.