Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/2/12
Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade was among the players who questioned the decision to play Friday night's game against the Knicks in New York as scheduled while the city is still struggling to recover from devastating Hurricane Sandy. "I just felt that (there are) bigger things to be concerned about than us being here to play a basketball game," Wade said after practice in Madison Square Garden via ESPN.com. "Obviously, sports takes people's minds away from things, but I think there are bigger things that need to be done here in this city." Teammate LeBron James could see both sides of the argument for playing or not playing. "I think we're all in agreeance when we say getting everything situated and getting everything back up running from the hurricane is more important than the basketball game," James said. "But there's also people that believe that we need this basketball game for a lot of spirits and a lot of families. So I'm kind of 50-50 with it as well." The Knicks' season opener against the Brooklyn Nets scheduled for Thursday night in the new Barclays Center was postponed, making Friday's matchup with Miami their first game. Knicks guard Ronnie Brewer sided with his opponents but was resigned to playing, according to ESPN.com. "There's people without electricity, people without homes, people who lost loved ones," Brewer said. "So I still think our heart goes out to them. ... Hopefully, this game can uplift some people and give some people in New York something to cheer about. You know, after that game it goes back to real life. There's still people in New York struggling and still need some relief. I think that's important."
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