Crooked Rim Delays Rockets-Wizards Game for 35 Minutes (Video)
Baseball has rain delays, because baseball is (for the most part) played outside. Basketball, on the other hand, is always played in modern, climate controlled arenas. So you would think the games would be impervious to delays.
Of course, this is not the case. Every once in a while, NBA games do experience delays. And they’re always pretty weird—like earlier this month, when the roof at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn sprung a leak, or the time a malfunctioning air conditioning unit filled a Mexico City arena with smoke and delayed a Spurs-Timberwolves game.
The latest example? A crooked rim delay in Houston on Monday night that held up the Rockets-Wizards game for 35 minutes.
Just 48 seconds after tipoff, one of the officials noticed one of the rims was askew, so play was halted. Then, after Dwight Howard was unable to straighten the rim out by hanging on it, crews had to come in and replace the entire stanchion.
Fortunately, the crowd had Clutch the Bear to keep them entertained.
As for the poor Rockets fans watching at home, they had to sit through some stupid team news magazine, which I’m sure was just a bunch of stupid PR fluff stories.