‣ Many have questioned if the Nets vs. Maccabi Ra’anana preseason game will be safe to play due to the war in the Middle East.
‣ Nic Claxton, a player for the Nets, expressed concern about playing the game and believes there are bigger things going on in the world than basketball.
‣ Maccabi Ra’anana, the Israeli team, has remained committed to playing the game and has been practicing in New York.
Nic Claxton feels Thursday’s game against Maccabi Ra’anana should be cancelled (an Israeli team)
Mentions there is things bigger than basketball going on right now. 👏
— Brooklyn Netcast (@BrooklynNetcast)
The Brooklyn Nets are set to play a preseason exhibition match against Israeli professional team Maccabi Ra’anana this Thursday. However, with the ongoing conflict in the Middle East, there are concerns about the safety of the game. Nets player Nic Claxton voiced his opinion on the matter, stating that he believes the game should be canceled. He acknowledges that there are bigger things going on in the world than basketball.
Despite the controversy, Maccabi Ra’anana has expressed their commitment to playing the game. The Israeli National League franchise arrived in New York last week and has been practicing at Jersey City College. This is not their first time playing against NBA teams, as they played three preseason matches last year and lost all of them.
If you’re interested in watching the Nets vs. Maccabi Ra’anana preseason game, there are a few options available. YouTube TV, fuboTV, Sling TV, Hulu + Live TV, and DirecTV Stream offer free trials to first-time subscribers. Another option is to use sports betting sites, such as Jazz Sports, which allow registered gamblers to watch any game for free after placing a bet.
The game will be televised live on YES Network at 7:30 p.m. ET. The Nets are favored to win, with a projected spread of 36.5 points. The point total is expected to go over 218.5. For more NBA preseason odds and information on how to watch or stream games, you can visit the main page of Basketball Insiders.