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alh1020 10-15-13 09:28 PM

How the Spurs almost lost Ginobiliís contract because of a bird attack
 
This is one of the strangest NBA stories you are ever going to read.

This summer the Spurs decided to keep the band together for a couple more years, and as part of that they agreed to a new two-year, $14.5 million contract with Manu Ginobili. That might be overpaying him at this point, but thatís a debate for another day.

Ginobili went home to Argentina this summer, as he does every summer, so the Spurs sent an intern from the front office down there to get him to sign the deal (they like things hand delivered).

And thatís when it got weird. Weíll let Jerť Longman of the New York Times tell the story.
Hours before the Spursí 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 Ginobiliís signed contract, along with the internís 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.

ďNo birds got to him,Ē Sean Marks, the Spursí director of basketball operations, said with a laugh. ďWe were all waiting for Manuís contract to show up on eBay. It hasnít yet.Ē
Let me get this straight: There is a criminal in Buenos Aires who has trained a bird or birds to attack people then he steals their belongings during the attack? Thatís brilliant. Okay, it is probably just a guy who knows that the birds in the park can do this and uses the opportunity for his crimesÖ but I love the idea of the trained criminal attack birds so I will choose to believe that is what happened.

What Iíd really like to hear is a recording of the call when the intern called back to San Antonio to explain how birds attacked him and thatís why he lost Ginobiliís contract and a team laptop. That was probably the best part of the entire incident.

Link to article: How the Spurs almost lost Ginobili?s contract because of a bird attack | ProBasketballTalk

SilverSpur 10-19-13 01:46 AM

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Let me get this straight: There is a criminal in Buenos Aires who has trained a bird or birds to attack people then he steals their belongings during the attack? Thatís brilliant. Okay, it is probably just a guy who knows that the birds in the park can do this and uses the opportunity for his crimesÖ but I love the idea of the trained criminal attack birds so I will choose to believe that is what happened.
:applause:applause:applause:laugh:laugh:laugh

Money4Nothing 10-21-13 12:25 PM

I have been to Buenos Aires, and I can assure you that these criminals exist.

And one of them goes by the internet alias "Athenea".

This criminal has only rarely been sighted by INTERPOL scouring message boards for victims.

If you see this individual, do not reply to their posts...EVER!

$

Mombear 10-21-13 09:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Money4Nothing (Post 1305200)
I have been to Buenos Aires, and I can assure you that these criminals exist.

And one of them goes by the internet alias "Athenea".

This criminal has only rarely been sighted by INTERPOL scouring message boards for victims.

If you see this individual, do not reply to their posts...EVER!

$


:shocked :slap

ATHENEA 10-23-13 09:41 AM

Hahahha hey! I'm cool person. I swear!
I've made FBI agrreed with me lol

b1gdon 10-23-13 02:08 PM

There once was a pious man who lived by a river. One day it began to rain. It rained and poured for three days until the river rose and the man was forced onto his roof. He prayed for salvation. Just then a his neighbor floated by on a raft of logs. “Hop on” he said and the pious man replied “no my God will save me”. A few minutes later a crowded ferry floated by and the people yelled to him “take the rope and climb aboard the river is flooding!” “No” said the pious man “my God will save me”. A few minutes later a man in a canoe floated past “Get in you fool” he shouted. “The dam has burst” Again the pious man said “my God will save me I have no fear”. Well, a few minutes later the water from the broken dam rushed in and the man drowned. He stood in front of his God who, looked very surprised. The God spoke and said “what are you doing here? I sent you a raft, a ferry and a canoe!”


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