Plane Carrying NBA Team Damaged While Mid-Air

Plane Carrying NBA Team Damaged While Mid-Air

"Delta flight 8935, operating from Minneapolis to Chicago-Midway as a charter flight for the Oklahoma City Thunder, likely encountered a bird while on descent into Chicago", the company said in a statement to USA TODAY.

Friday night, Minnesota survived 119-116, as Carmelo Anthony missed a would-be game-tying three-pointer with seconds left on the clock.

Several players posted photographs on social media about the bizarre situation, but the team said everyone is safe, ESPN reported. Seeing stuff like that just shows you how to cherish life and understand the important things in life and embrace every moment. This will be the Thunder's only trip to Chicago this season.

Some of the 8,460 comments, many of which included possible causes were pretty hilarious, positing everything from Superman to a pterodactyl to illegal drug trafficking drones.

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Thunder center Steven Adams also posted an image of the plane on Twitter, asking NASA, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye what might have caused the dent.

"You know, you don't every take anything for granted", the reigning NBA Most Valuable Player told reporters as the team prepared to take on the Chicago Bulls on Saturday night. "Everyone is doing well, despite everything". The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance teams evaluating.

Players share pictures online of the plane's caved-in nose.