What happens when you send a San Antonio Spurs intern to Argentina to retrieve Manu Ginobili’s contract? Said intern gets attacked by a bird of course.
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.”
Thank the Lord no birds got to the kid who probably has one of the coolest jobs in the world, working for an NBA team and traveling internationally. And while the report says only one bird was involved in the attack, I first imagined the ordeal looking something like this: