ESPN video shows reaction to earthquake at NBA Summer League game, Rashad Evans speech
ESPN was live on the air broadcasting an NBA Summer League game in Las Vegas when an earthquake hit the area on Friday night.
The 6.9 earthquake’s epicenter was marked as Ridgecrest, Calif., about 150 miles east of Las Vegas. The quake’s epicenter was right by the epicenter of the 6.4 earthquake from the day before.
Here’s what it looked like on ESPN when the earthquake hit the Thomas & Mack Arena during the Knicks-Pelicans game.
An earthquake hit Summer League during the Pelicans-Knicks game and postponed all games at the Thomas & Mack Center tonight. pic.twitter.com/KLJzio1mE7
— House of Highlights (@HoHighlights) July 6, 2019
— ESPN (@espn) July 6, 2019
Rashad Evans was speaking at his UFC Hall of Fame induction in Las Vegas and realized what was going on as he talked.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 6, 2019
The Knicks-Pelicans game was in the fourth quarter at the time and ended up suspended. The Spurs-Magic game that was going on at an adjoining arena continued play but later was ended after the third quarter out of precaution. The Nuggets-Suns game that was scheduled to go on after the Knicks-Pelicans was also suspended.
The earthquake was so powerful it was felt about 150 miles southwest of Ridgecrest in Los Angeles. The Dodgers and Padres actually played right through it.