The NBA is one of the biggest and most popular sports leagues in the world. The concept is simple. Two professional basketball teams face off and try to outscore the other. This leads to excitement and drama, but occasionally not everything goes to plan. In fact, basketball’s top league sometimes provides some of the strangest moments in sports.
Today, we’ll take a look at 30 NBA fans’ personal experiences. These fans revealed some of the strangest things they saw on a basketball court. Some moments are bizarre, while others are just plain cringe-worthy. But they are all extremely entertaining parts of NBA history. Check out the list below via Reddit and Sportskeeda.
30. The Bat Game
It was 2009 and the San Antonio Spurs were playing the Sacramento Kings. Suddenly, a real bat swooped down onto the court. Nobody in the AT&T Center knew what was going on, but one man stepped up to the plate. Manu Ginobili instantly entered NBA folklore after he nailed the bat with a swat of his giant paw. Later, an NBA fan reminisced on Reddit about his memory of the game.
Alphadestrious wrote, “I remember after the game Manu received several shots to make sure he didn’t ‘catch’ anything from the bat.” This was one of the strangest interceptions in the history of the sport but it didn’t faze Ginobili one bit. Furthermore, it was Halloween too which made the event all the more surreal. In the end, the Argentine dumped the bat in a bin. Nothing fazed him.