Last night, NBA fans in Tampa, Florida were going to be treated to a rather entertaining affair between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat.
Only one problem arouse, the court was too slippery. Yep, that correct NBA fans at home the game was canceled due to a slippery court. (Almost sounds like a bad mixed drink!)
We get more from ESPN.com:
Slippery court conditions forced the cancellation of Friday night’s preseason finale between the Orlando Magic and Miami Heat, after arena officials said an oil-based cleaning solution was mistakenly applied.
Some fans reacted angrily, and one Heat player was nearly struck by an object thrown from an upper deck of the arena while the cancellation announcement was made about an hour before the game’s scheduled tip-off. Many Magic players, and most of their equipment, were gone at that point.
“It’s unfortunate,” Heat coach Erik Spoelstra said, “and a highly unusual circumstance.”
The court conditions had been a concern for several hours, after the Magic arrived to practice at the arena — which hosted a Tampa Bay Lightning game Thursday night — and found the court was wet and slippery in several spots. Magic coach Stan Van Gundy said the court was unplayable in the morning, though he expressed confidence that arena officials would solve the problem. They did not.
Well, at least look on the bright side, there’s a new job opening in Tampa, Florida.