November 02, 2010
(Honestly, I'd blame the lasers.)
Just when you thought it was safe to be a Knick fan, again, you find out that it's never been safe to be a Knick fan.
The Orlando Magic-New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden was postponed Tuesday because of safety concerns after debris fell into the arena during overnight cleaning of asbestos-related materials.
The work was done by maintenance staff in the attic above the ceiling following the New York Rangers' game.
Saying it was using "an abundance of caution," MSG released a statement saying it consulted with the NBA and decided to postpone the game, and wouldn't reopen the building until it was assured the arena was safe.
"We will be working with the city and independent experts, ATC Associates and GCI Environmental Advisory, to evaluate and determine the most appropriate course of action," the statement said.
No make-up date has been scheduled.
The Garden is over 40 years old, and it's not like the fine folks at MSG have been throwin' the asbestos in the noodles or anything, but I'd hesitate to call this an ideal environment in which to play, right?