Mother Nature interrupted play as the NBA Summer League began in Las Vegas on Friday.
During the highly anticipated Pelicans-Knicks matchup, a 7.1 magnitude earthquake occurred in Ridgecrest, California — about 140 miles from Las Vegas.
A 6.4 magnitude quake struck California on July 4.
The Pelicans (80) Knicks (74) game has been postponed
TBA if and when they will finish the game#SummerPelicans
— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) July 6, 2019
The impact was visibly felt during the game.
— Garland Gillen (@garlandgillen) July 6, 2019
The Jumbotron speakers are swaying pic.twitter.com/gV2CgJFbLw
— Paolo Uggetti (@PaoloUggetti) July 6, 2019
— Ben Walton (@benwalton_nyk) July 6, 2019
OK the Pelicans vs Knicks NBA Summer League game has stopped because of an earthquake tremor here in Las Vegas. Everybody is running out of the arena. The Jumbotron is swaying in this clip. Wow. #ShookOnes 😳 pic.twitter.com/WiNlWEAAeF
— Dana Scott (@iam_DanaScott) July 6, 2019
IDK WHAT JUST HAPPENED IM SHOOK YOU GUYS
— Katy Winge (@katywinge) July 6, 2019
The Pelicans were leading 80-74 when play was stopped.