go to MSN.com
Found October 15, 2013 on BlackSportsOnline:

Via Black Sports Online:

In a New York Times piece about the Spurs history of finding foreign players, a crazy story has emerged about a mishap when trying to get Manu Ginobili’s contract back from Argentina. Check out what happened to this poor intern:

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.”

First of all, how great is being an intern for the Spurs? You get to go to Buenos Aires to deliver a contract? On the flipside, how panicked would you be after losing the contract and have to call you boss to explain that birds took it? I feel like we need a '20/20' sit-down interview with the intern.

THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Spurs Intern, Did You Not Get The Memo Warning You Of Bird Attacks When Carrying Manu Ginobili’s Contract?

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...

Spurs intern loses Manu Ginobili contract in freak bird attack

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...

Spurs intern loses Manu Ginobili contract after bird attack

Tweet Some stories are just too outrageous to have been made up, or are they?. Take for example, this NY Times story about an intern for the San Antonio Spurs who was delivering Manu Ginobili’s contract from Argentina, but got his backpack stolen after a random bird attack: Hours before the Spurs’ intern was to fly home from Buenos Aires...

Manu Ginobili’s Contract Was Stolen By A Bird

Back in July, the Spurs sent an intern to deliver a new contract to Manu Ginobili in Argentina, however, the intern ran into some problems as the contract was stolen by a bird, yes, a bird. 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...

Manu Ginobili’s Spurs contract reportedly got lost because of a bird attack

If you are in the mood for one of the most bizarre and hilarious stories you will ever hear, you’re in luck on this fine Tuesday afternoon. Wait until you hear about the time Manu Ginobili was supposed to receive a new contract from the San Antonio Spurs while he was at home in Argentina […]

Spurs waive Maggette, Cousin, Kabongo

15-year NBA veteran Corey Maggette's last ditch effort at reviving his career is over. The San Antonio Spurs have waived Maggette, along with center Marcus Cousin and guard Myck Kabongo. Spurs waive Corey Maggette, which he has said would mark the end of his 15-year NBA career. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 15, 2013 Maggette averaged 6.5 points...

Spurs Waive Corey Maggette, Expected To Retire

Corey Maggette can now begin his climb to the top of the NBA’s executive mountain. After saying on Monday that he would retire if he didn’t make the Spurs, Maggette was waived by San Antonio on Tuesday according SB Nation. Maggette played in just 18 games last season for the Detroit Pistons, averaging 5.3 points on 35 percent shooting.  Maggette has missed significant time...

Coach Pop praises new Spur Jeff Ayers

AT&T CENTER - The player formerly known as Jeff Pendergraph, now Jeff Ayers, has apparently had an impressive showing in the offseason and training camp.   Coach Gregg Popovich shared his thoughts about Jeff and how he is performing for the San Antonio Spurs thus far after the Spurs preseason home loss to the Suns.   "He's really a solid player, is...

Did a pesky bird steal Manu Ginobli's new contract with Spurs?

The San Antonio Spurs have a reputation of being one of the most well-run organizations in the world of professional sports. But even they are prone to mess up every now and then. For example, the Spurs recently sent an intern to Argentina to hand deliver a new contract offer to free agent Manu Ginobli. At first, everything went well, as Ginobli put his seal of approval on it...

Can Kawhi Leonard just play 48 minutes a night?

The release of small forward Corey Maggette earlier in the Spurs’ three-game preseason road trip all but guarantees the team will open the regular season without a veteran backup for Kawhi Leonard. How pressing an issue this is depends on who you ask. The Spurs played most of last season’s playoffs without needing a backup small forward. True Tracy McGrady was on the roster...

CC video of the day: Popovich vs. U.S. Shutdown... we all win

San Antonio Spurs' Gregg Popovich is gruff, surly, and has a unique sense of humor. When it comes to addressing the media, he can also be quite stand-offish and a man of few words and patience. Ask a ridiculous question, get a sarcastic response enough to make you question your own IQ. It's known as getting "Pop'd." CBS Sports' Matt Moore dared to...

Patty Mills not trying to be anyone else but himself

AT&T CENTER – Over the summer, former San Antonio Spurs guard Gary Neal departed for Milwaukee, Wisconsin during free agency. With Neal leaving, he took some of his attributes – instant offense off the bench with his jump shooting ability, embracing the opportunity to take big shots – with him. Left on the Spurs’ bench is another guard in the same mold as Neal - Australian...

Oscar Schmidt applauds Spurs trio for playing with their national team

The San Antonio Spurs will open the 2013-14 season with an NBA record 10 international players. Among them are Tony Parker (France), Manu Ginobii (Argentina) and Tiago Splitter (Brazil) who often play for their national team during the offseason.  This summer, Manu and Tiago did not play for their respective national teams but in the past have help guide their teams in international...

O.J. Mayo asks: How do the Spurs still win?

Since the beginning of the Tim Duncan era in San Antonio, the San Antonio Spurs have been perennial title contenders, winners of 50-plus regular season games (except the 1999 lockout-shortened season) season-in and season-out, and made the postseason annually which included four NBA titles along the way. The Spurs have been the model franchise for years and have been the blueprint...
Spurs News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

RUMORS & GOSSIP

Mariners prospect goes after scout over ice cream treat taunt

Remember Jesus Montero, the former Yankees prospect that was dealt for Michael Pineda a couple of offseasons ago? Well, he’s back in the news, and it’s not because he’s playing well. Via MiLB.com… Montero was coaching first base, and at the end of an inning, the unidentified cross-checker yelled at him to hustle off the field, according to Boise official scorer Liza Safford...
Via The Outside Corner
2 hours ago

Revis makes 'Space Jam' reference about playing the Jets

Darrelle Revis would play a collection of aliens with the ability to steal All-Pro talent if that team was on the New England Patriots’ schedule this year. The Patriots cornerback referenced “Space Jam” when asked about playing against his former team, the New York Jets, in 2014. Revis returned to MetLife Stadium, home of the Jets, on Thursday night, but didn’t play in the...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago

Bob Arum: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao coming in 2015

I am not going to fall for the banana in the tailpipe. This has been going on for five years now and until I see Mayweather and Pacquiao in the ring I simply won’t believe it is happening. With that being said it is my job to report, so here is what Bob Arum is saying about a potential Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight in 2015 via SFGate.com. Boxing promoter Bob Arum told The San Francisco...
Via BlackSportsOnline
15 hours ago

Kenny Hill sets A&M record in upset win over South Carolina

Move over Johnny Manziel, Kenny Football has arrived. In the first SEC game of the 2014 college football season, Texas A&M has a new star quarterback, and his name is Kenny Hill. The No. 21 ranked Aggies were alive early and often against No. 9 South Carolina, in South Carolina, as they came away with a […]
Via Full Scale Sports
13 hours ago

Logan Mankins: 'It's a sad day not to be with' Patriots

Logan Mankins is a member of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers now, but all the guard has ever known is the “Patriot Way.” On Thursday, the Bucs held a press conference for Mankins, who was traded from New England to Tampa Bay on Tuesday, and ESPN’s Pat Yasinskas wrote that he sounded like “a man still in shock.” “It’s a sad day not to be with those guys,” Mankins said. “But...
Via NESN.com
14 hours ago

Josh Shaw asked USC to make change to fabricated hero story

How caught up was Josh Shaw in his own lie? He even called USC officials to make a correction to the fabricated story posted on their website that portrayed him as a hero. Newsweek published a story Thursday that includes some of the details of how Shaw managed to fool USC officials about how he […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 hours ago

Jake 'The Snake' Roberts has double pneumonia, hospitalized

WWE Hall of Famer Jake “The Snake” Roberts has reportedly been hospitalized after collapsing on a flight from Atlanta to Las Vegas. The wrestler was taken to a Las Vegas hospital upon landing, where he has been in and out of consciousness and since been diagnosed with double pneumonia, according to TMZ Sports. Raj Giri of WrestlingInc.com adds that doctors also found fluid...
Via NESN.com
15 hours ago

Gonzalez on retirement: 'I don't even want to play anymore’

The cleats that Tony Gonzalez hung up are remaining right where they are. On Thursday, Gonzalez reiterated to the Boston Globe's Ben Volin that he's not interested in returning to the NFL. https://twitter.com/BenVolin/status/505029925209124864 https://twitter.com/BenVolin/statuses/505031071353036800 Not a whole lot has changed since Aug. 19, when Gonzalez insisted that...
Via Helmet2Helmet
17 hours ago

Report: Kobe studying Paul Pierce to help adjust his game

Kobe Bryant, like the great athletes before him, study and adapt their games to put them in the best position to be successful. Bryant is now 36, and will likely never have the springs that he once had.  In order to make himself as productive as he can be, Bryant is stealing a page from Michael Jordan, and evolving his game. According to James Herbert of Eye on Basketball, Bryant...
Via Thacover2
18 hours ago

Tony Stewart to race on Sunday for first time since fatal crash

Three-time Sprint Cup champion Tony Stewart will return to racing this weekend at Atlanta Motor Speedway. After skipping three consecutive races, Stewart will be back behind the wheel of his No. 14 car, competing in his first race since being involved in the on-track collision that killed Kevin Ward Jr. at Canandaigua Motorsports Park in upstate New York on Aug. 9. “Tony Stewart...
Via NESN.com
17 hours ago
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.