In a surreal experience in Las Vegas, the Pelicans and the Knicks were forced to pause their game midway through the third quarter after a sudden tremor, or otherwise known as an earthquake was felt inside the stadium.
The earthquake happened at approximately 8:20 pm Pacific time and was felt as far as Los Angeles. The game was halted due to arena’s speakers and overhead equipment shaking wildly. According to ESPN, the quake was felt in Dodgers stadium and registered 7.1 on the Richter scale. You can watch the moment unfold from the game below.
We’re having dinner at the highest building in the Coachella valley… #EarthquakeLA #Aftershock pic.twitter.com/VDvTQ9XmcK
— mcgregor (@jeffreymcgregor) July 6, 2019
This is the first summer game for the Pelicans, and for Zion Williamson. The former Duke phenom had a ridiculous moment during the first quarter of the game, with a two-handed slam dunk after a steal.
ZION WILLIAMSON! pic.twitter.com/8GH9FhW38m
— ESPN (@espn) July 6, 2019
Reports are still flooding in on this one, for now, the players have headed back to their locker rooms, and the game is delayed. We will update this article as the game resumes play. UPDATE: The remaining games of the night were suspended until further notice.
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