Shortly after Miami Heat All-Star guard Dwyane Wade reiterated his beliefs that the game should not be played amid the ongoing recovery in the metropolitan New York area and beyond, he told USA Today that he would donate Friday's paycheck to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts, a donation that could be in excess of $200,000.
Upon arriving in New York on Wednesday evening, Wade posted on his Twitter account that the game should not be played. The league previously had cancelled the Knicks' Thursday road game against the Brooklyn Nets, making Friday night the Knicks' season opener.
"We live in a place that's affected by hurricanes all the time," Wade said. "We are sensitive to it..."
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