A few nights ago staff were called to the floor at the AT&T Center with some big nets. Bats — wildlife not usually seen at an NBA game — were flying around the San Antonio Spurs arena, stopping play during a matchup against the Brooklyn Nets.
Manu Ginobili wasn’t around to catch one out of mid-air like he did back on Halloween night 2009, so the team left it to the trained professionals.
On Saturday night, the bats returned.
As the Spurs took on the New Orleans Pelicans, the winged animals flew around the AT&T Center yet again. This time, the Spurs Coyote mascot decided to take things into his own paws.
That’s … impressive. Mascots really are underrated. It’s hard enough to see or grip things when you’re in that suit, much less run around at full sprint with a net in some kind of hybrid Bruce Wayne/Ace Ventura, Pet Detective cosplay.
Way to go, Coyote.