A wacky story coming out of San Antonio, as a bird "attack" led to Manu Ginobili's contract being lost.
The Spurs prefer to have their contracts hand-delivered instead of with a mailing service, so they sent an intern over to Buenos Aires to have Ginobili's contract brought to him, and signed. On his way back to the U.S. with the signed document, a bird swooped down and flew directly at him. Going to a fountain to clean himself up, the intern's backback was lifted which had his laptop, his passport, and Manu's contract.
Hours before the Spurs’ intern was to fly home from Buenos Aires, team officials said that he was strafed by a bird in a park. As he tidied up at a fountain, his backpack disappeared. Inside were Ginobili’s signed contract, along with the intern’s passport, cellphone and laptop.
Luckily, an international sports crisis was averted. An assistant traveling to Buenos Aires soon after brought a fresh contract and returned it to Texas without incident.
“No birds got to him,” Sean Marks, the Spurs’ director of basketball operations, said with a laugh. “We were all waiting for Manu’s contract to show up on eBay. It hasn’t yet.”
This of course, isn't even the craziest thing involving Manu and flying creatures. I wonder if this was some sort of karmic comeuppance for what Ginobili did to that bat.