UPDATE: Mayor Michael Bloomberg is speaking now on the Hurricane aftermath.
Confirming earlier reports, Mayor Bloomberg announced that the Nets-Knicks game on Thursday night is officially cancelled, at his personal recommendation. The Nets home opener is officially Saturday night vs. the Toronto Raptors. Bloomberg noted that the city will provide extra public transportation by bus to Saturday’s game. All the Nets need to do to give this game juice is trade for 2008 Vince Carter!
Appears to be true: Knicks-Nets game will be cancelled. Mayor Bloomberg about to announce it.
— Richard Sandomir (@RichSandomir) October 31, 2012
This announcement comes on the heels of last night’s official announcement from the NBA that the game would proceed as scheduled.
The Nets just couldn’t leave their storied tradition of confusing their fans behind in New Jersey.