A plane carrying National Basketball Association team Oklahoma City Thunder sustained damage after striking a bird early Saturday morning, according to officials with Delta Airlines.
"I guess we hit something?"
Steven Adams even called out NASA, as well as renowned scientists Neil DeGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye to get some answers. "30,000 feet up...", Josh Huestis tweeted at 1:09 a.m. central with a photo of the dented nose". "Flying to Chicago. What caused this?".
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Brown said players ultimately chose to practice but added that the team will reconvene to discuss the issue at a later time. Houston wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins was not at practice because of what head coach Bill O'Brien said was a personal day .
Delta Airlines spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf said in a statement that the plane, "sustained damage to its nose cone while on descent into Chicago".
The Thunder plays the Bulls on Saturday night.
A spokesperson for the Oklahoma City Thunder told The Oklahoman newspaper that all of its players, staff and coaches were safe. The aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed without incident and customers deplaned normally.
The Oklahoma City Thunder were en route to Chicago on Friday evening after losing to the Timberwolves when their plane was struck by what is believed to be a bird.