The Sixers were set to tip-off with the Kings at 7PM the Wells Fargo Center tonight, and then they weren’t. With the court soaking wet during pre-game warmups due to condensation, and following a 20-minute delay ok’ed by the league office, the team made the call to postpone the game until further notice.
Team CEO Scott O’Neil chimed in on the situation:
And if you thought that court wasn’t that wet? It was that wet.
With the likelihood of playing the game clearly dwindling, players started to come out of their respective locker rooms to talk to the media and assess the situation for themselves.
Gerald Henderson on arena situation: "It's a circus in here"— Kyle Neubeck (@KyleNeubeck) December 1, 2016
Sixers players checking the floor and not satisfied. It's slick— Bob Cooney (@BobCooney76) December 1, 2016
Boogie Cousins took matters into his own hands.
DeMarcus Cousins is good at mopping https://t.co/HzyVWVahbX— Michael K-B (@therealmikekb) December 1, 2016
And once word spread the game was going to be called off, more nonsense ensued.
DeMarcus Cousins was asked what he plans to do tonight with the game being postponed. He jokingly said 'Go to Geno's"— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) December 1, 2016
(Geno’s is obviously a nonsensical choice, with Tony Luke’s only a couple extra-mile hike)
This Sixers court will never dry. pic.twitter.com/1KMqovQpER— SB Nation GIF (@SBNationGIF) December 1, 2016
So, the game has been rescheduled for a date TBA. I can speak for pretty much everyone when I say I’m glad Joel Embiid didn’t have to participate in a basketball game with a sporadically wet floor. Now we can enjoy the Boogie-Process battle with (a little) less to worry about, whenever that may be.