The NBA Tipped Off Last Night. Bad Timing

Deron Williams #8 of the Brooklyn Nets in action against Raymond Felton #2 of the New York Knicks during a preseason game at Nassau Coliseum on October 24 2012 in Uniondale, New York Photograph by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Somewhere near the bottom of the long list of Sandy’s impacts—lower than the premature babies evacuated from a New York City hospital and the sections of Atlantic City washed into the sea, the loss of power to millions, the halting of public transit, and altered calculations for the presidential campaigns, and perhaps just ahead of the closing of Broadway theaters—was the crowding out of the NBA’s season opener. It happened yesterday, in case you missed it. There were games in Cleveland, Los Angeles, and Miami, where LeBron James and his Heat teammates received their championship rings from last season and defeated the Boston Celtics.

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