Found October 15, 2013 on
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.
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— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 15, 2013
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