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trumad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-01-09 07:06 AM
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Spurs Player Swats Bat during Halloween night game.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sI8q7SpDTww&feature=play...

SAN ANTONIO (AP)--The Spurs' Manu Ginobili showed off his quick hands-- capturing a bat.

"That was amazing," teammate Tony Parker said after the San Antonio Spurs beat the Sacramento Kings 113-94 on Saturday night. "The legend continues with Manu. Unbelievable. ... He's always doing crazy stuff."

Late in the first period a bat swooped into the AT&T Center and descended onto the court. Players scattered and officials stopped play. The bat circled and left only to return--briefly.

That's when Ginobili performed his Halloween trick, swatting the bat out of the air with a bare hand. He then carried the creature off the court to thunderous cheers.

As the theme song to "Batman" played, a few Sacramento players applauded, too. A trainer emerged to squirt sanitizer on Ginobilil's hand. "When you can't dunk anymore, you have to find a way to make it into the news," Ginobili said. "So that's what I did. I grabbed a bat. I didn't think it was a big deal."

On the court, Parker led the Spurs with 24 points and seven assists, and Ginobili scored 13 points in a reserve role. He ended the first period with a driving layup at the buzzer. Richard Jefferson added 21 points for San Antonio. San Antonio beat Sacramento 113-94.

The only performance anyone wanted to talk about was Ginobili's.


Read more at: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/11/01/manu-ginobili-...
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litlady Donating Member (360 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-01-09 03:13 PM
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1. Did the bat die? If so, what an unpleasant story! nt
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-01-09 03:16 PM
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2. The bat was lying still on the hardwood
Edited on Sun Nov-01-09 03:16 PM by JonLP24
I assume he died but they disposed of it later on. I didn't know this was last night, I thought it was 2 days ago from what I remember.
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