Kids at home, if we’ve learn anything about the upcoming story about San Antonio Spurs forward Manu Ginobili, it’s that you need to keep an eye on your stuff.
Recently, Manu signed a contract extension with the Spurs and the document was signed in Buenos Aires. A unnamed Spurs intern took the contact with him and that’s the beginning of our interesting story courtesy of the New York Times:
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. A Spurs assistant traveling to Buenos Aires soon after brought a fresh contract and returned it to Texas without incident.
Clearly, the bird is the word…
Manu Ginobili loses NBA contract [Bleacher Report]