Delta Blames Bird for Dent in Oklahoma City Thunder Team Plane

Players take to social media to show off damage to the nose.

Imagine the shock on Oklahoma City Thunder star forward Carmelo Anthony’s face when he tweeted images of the team’s charter plane that now had a massive dent in the nose — after all, the plane had been fine when they took off from Minnesota.

"What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night?," Anthony tweeted. "Everyone is Safe, Though. 'All Praise Due.'"

A Delta spokesperson commented on the incident:

“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 aircraft, a Boeing 757-200, landed safely without incident; customers have since deplaned and maintenance teams are evaluating. Safety is Delta’s top priority.”

The mystery of what hit the plane did not sit well with at least one Thunder player. Stephen Adams took to Twitter (top), asking the likes of NASA, Neil deGrasse Tyson and Bill Nye what could have possibly hit them.

Though one player believes they might have hit Superman, we kind of doubt it. Sorry, Patrick Patterson!