Manu Swats Bat Out of Midair


American sports has a long, proud history of awkward encounters with birds. But I’ve never seen anything like this.

  • Jesse Blanchard

    Last night was full of crazy things I guess we can all attribute to Halloween. In addition to Manu Ginobili going Van Helsing, we had the now rare but appreciated Tim Duncan dunk, Matt Bonner free throws, Spurs dunks in a half court setting and an opponents dunk attempt thrown back into next week (thanks Ratliff)…Spooooky stuff.

  • buns

    The legend of el Manu continues to grow 😀

  • Jesse Blanchard

    He once had an awkward moment, just to see what it was like.

  • Bushka

    This is why Manu is so good in the clutch.

    You see Hawes and Blair duck out of the way.

    Manus first move is to attack!

    Like a tiger baby Rawwrrr….

  • David G
  • doggydogworld

    “I guess in Argentina, bat hunting is part of everyday life,” Kings center Spencer Hawes said.

    LOL. What’s really funny, though, is when play resumed the first thing Hawes tried to do was sneak a backdoor pass past Manu. What on earth were you thinking, Spencer? You just watched the guy swat a freaking bat out of mid-air. You really think your weak-ass pass has a prayer?

  • zack

    this has alot more to do w/culture than you think!hahaha man what great hand/eye coordination

  • SpurredOn

    Everything is always more fun when Manu is healthy and on the court. Cool in the clutch; he knew he was going to catch it.

  • Mel

    That was pretty awesome by Manu. On Halloween night no less! Side note: bats aren’t birds. :)

  • Graydon Gordian

    As a proud graduate of the third grade, I understand that bats are mammals, not birds. That’s why I said, “I’ve never seen anything like this.”

  • Vic De Zen

    As if we needed more reasons to worship Manu. What a hero.

  • Andrew A McNeill

    Leave it to the people at PETA to try and take away all our fun.

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