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Associated Press Dwyane Wade thought the NBA should have postponed Miami’s game at New York on Friday night, while LeBron James was “50-50” over whether the game should have been played. With New York hit hard by Superstorm Sandy, the Knicks’ game scheduled for Thursday in Brooklyn was postponed, and Heat players thought theirs would follow. Instead, they flew from Miami on Thursday afternoon and arrived in their New York hotel after a three-hour bus ride from nearby Newark, N.J. Wade was so sure the game would be postponed that he never even packed until after practice Thursday. “If we’re in a car and we’re in traffic for three hours, what are other people who are really affected by this, what are they doing? How are they getting around, how are they moving, et cetera?” Wade said after the Heat’s morning shootaround at Madison Square Garden. “So it was just like, come on man, we shouldn’t be here to play a basketball game. If anything, we should be here to do something to help the city.” Wade is planning to donate a game check — $209,536.59, before taxes — to relief efforts. James said he was glad to be in the city but was aware that even New Yorkers were conflicted as to whether the games should go on. “I think we’re all in agreement when we say that getting everything situated and getting everything back up and running from the hurricane is more important than a basketball game, but there’s also people that believe that we need this basketball game for a lot of spirits and a lot of families,” James said. “So I’m kind of 50-50 with it as well.”


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