October 31, 2009
Saturday's Halloween game between the Sacramento Kings and San Antonio Spurs was delayed when a bat began flying around the court — that is, until Spurs guard Manu Ginobili(notes) whacked the bat out of midair with his hand like a freakin' cat! ("Manu who catch bat with hand accomplish anything." — Mr. Miyagi)
With the bat dazed and confused, Manu calmly picked up the flying mammal, walked it over to an usher and delivered his kill. After a quick squirt of hand sanitizer the game was back on. No bat, no problem.
The NBA: If it's not one thing, it's a flying hawk, you know?
And oh, just in case PETA is reading, my sources tell me
the bat was released outside the arena.
UPDATE: The bat is dead. Long live the bat!
UPDATE2: He's back from the dead! Spurs claim the bat it still alive.