Quake Stops Pelicans' Summer League Game, Knee-on-Knee Stops Zion's Summer Season
Chicken Little 2.0 this was not.
However, with a hulking scoreboard suspended overhead at UNLV's Thomas & Mack Center, no one was gonna take any chances.
When the strongest earthquake to hit SoCal and Nevada in two decades starts shaking all over, it's time to prioritize.
So the NBA Summer League rightfully called it a night.
The show that packed the house was over, anyway.
Las Vegas lived up to its rep for hype -- incredibly, tickets were being scalped for $500 -- and Zion did his bit during the nine minutes he played.
The earthquake stopped proceedings in the fourth quarter, but it was knee-to-knee contact that stopped Zion.
It happened somewhere in the first half among his 11 points, 3 boards, and that spiffy steal. Fans were chanting for giving him more PT after the break, not knowing he was done for precautionary reasons.
So, no more Johnny Bravo flexes until the regular season begins.
Too bad no one can say the same about the quakes.