Superstorm Sandy continues to affect the world of sports, leading to the cancellation of the New York City Marathon and prompting Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade to pledge nearly $210,000 to relief efforts.
The marathon was called off hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg insisted it would be run Sunday as scheduled. The issue was highly divisive, with many people believing the resources necessary to stage the 26.2-mile race would be better used elsewhere.
Wade had similar sentiments when he and the Heat arrived in New York for Friday night’s game against the Knicks – the first major sporting event in the city since Sandy slammed the mid-Atlantic and Northeast.
After seeing how the city is struggling, Wade pledged the equivalent of his game check for Friday.