Tonight’s contest between the Brooklyn Nets and Minnesota Timberwolves has been officially postponed, according to Adrian Wojnarowski:
The Timberwolves-Nets game will be postponed, sources tell ESPN. https://t.co/COzMctOVGo— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 12, 2021
As of Monday afternoon at around 3:00pm PST, it had not yet been determined when this game would be rescheduled, although as Woj went on to report, there’s a chance it could be tomorrow night (both teams have an off night between taking the court again on Wednesday). Pushing the game back just 24 hours might not be the best option, but as The Athletic’s John Hollinger notes, this may be the only option if the league wants to avoid a dreaded back-to-back-to-back for one (or both) teams:
only reschedule date for Nets-Wolves that wouldn't generate a B2B2B for at least one of them is .... tomorrow.— John Hollinger (@johnhollinger) April 12, 2021
The postponement of Monday’s NBA game comes in the wake of Sunday night’s tragic events, where a police officer killed a 20-year-old black man in Brooklyn Center (a suburb of Minneapolis). Soon after the postponement was officially announced, the Minnesota Timberwolves released this statement:
Timberwolves statement on the postponing of tonight’s game against Brooklyn. pic.twitter.com/sbjuA70i9h— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) April 12, 2021
Both the Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Wild also postponed their home games on Monday, and as far as I can tell, neither game has been rescheduled yet either.
As for the event itself that so tragically took the life of yet another innocent black man Sunday night, it’s cliché but I simply have no words. I try to using writing and this platform to engage with others and distract myself from what’s really going on in the world and/or my own life, and time after time it becomes more evident that there simply is no escaping these senseless tragedies.
This is the second time in less than a year that a black man has been killed at the hands of police in the Minneapolis community, and each time my heart (and all of yours I’m sure) just fucking aches for Daunte Wright, Daunte Wright’s family, the entire Minneapolis community, and everyone who lives in fear on a daily basis of doing something as simple as drive a car or run an errand.
I speak for everyone at Canis Hoopus when I say all of our thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to the Wright family during this unspeakably horrible time. I ask that you all continue to use this space to share your thoughts, vent your frustrations, and continue to build on your strong relationships with one another during yet another tragic moment like the one we’re currently going through. This little community is special, it is here to listen to what you’re feeling and/or going through, and can offer solace if need be.
Please continue to take care of yourself, of your family, and just overall continue to be safe and well.