In San Antonio Saturday, the game between the Spurs and Sacramento Kings was delayed by a bat that celebrated the holiday by swooping down onto the court late in the first quarter.
Some spooked players scattered from the court as the winged visitor entertained fans. The Spurs’ Manu Ginobili eventually swatted the bat with his bare hand, knocking it to the floor. He then picked up the flying mammal and carried it off the court to the delight of fans.
No word on the fate of the bat, nor whether PETA might get involved.
The Spurs won the game without batting an eye… 113-94.