ALL BALL NERVE CENTER — Last night’s Wizards/Spurs game in Washington D.C. was a terrific battle, a game that went into double overtime before the Spurs were finally able to outlast the Wiz, 125-118. And just when you’ve think you’ve seen everything at an NBA game, something else wacky happens. As the first half was drawing to a close, a bird not only got loose in the Verizon Center arena, it decided to hang out on the top of the backboard.
Pretty chill bird, there, and they managed to get the flappy bird to fly away without much of a delay. But what it reminded me of was an incident during the 2009 playoffs. During Game 2 of the Hawks/Heat series played in Atlanta, the Hawks’ live mascot, a hawk named Spirit, got loose in Philips Arena. Spirit perched on the backboard cam and then the apex predator went up into the stands and hung out on a railing among Hawks fans. Luckily, nobody was hurt in either Atlanta or D.C.
If you ask me, these situations are really for the birds.
VIDEO: Spirit the Hawk Makes Appearance