76ers Game Cancelled Due to Wet Floor, Proving It’s Not Just the Players Who Are Incompetent (Video + Pics)


Philadelphia 76ers fans who showed up at the Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday night did not get to see the highly anticipated showdown between Joel “The Process” Embiid and DeMarcus Cousins of the Sacramento Kings. However, they did get to see Cousins mop the floor.

The actual game, which had bee scheduled to tipoff at 7:07pm ET, was cancelled. The reason? The ice beneath the hardwood was causing too much condensation on the floor.


DeMarcus Cousins certainly did his part to get the game started:



However, officials decided to call the game after 20 minutes of mopping yielded no improvement—though they didn’t inform the fans of the decision for an hour, probably because they wanted them to keep buying those $11 beers.

The Philadelphia broadcast crew initially blamed unseasonably warm weather for the condensation. However, that explanation doesn’t really make sense. They play basketball and hockey in warm cities like Los Angeles without a hitch. This was simply human error.

As you would expect, the Sacramento Kings Twitter feed was trolling the Sixers pretty hard:



But the Kings weren’t the only ones. Even Joel Embiid, the Sixers’ star player, was making jokes:

The Sixers might want to look into pre-programming the thermostat at the Wells Fargo Center before their next game.

Hat Tip – [Deadspin, FTW]

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