Like we didn't see this coming.
We all heard about and saw video of Manu smacking a bat during the Spurs-Kings game this past Saturday night. Well PETA has responded.
Here's our take on it: To bludgeon a 4-ounce animal to death, it takes either a small man or a totally unthinking one—with no respect or consideration for lives humbler than his own. This is a time when athletes in particular need to be on their best behavior around any animal and show that they have brains and a heart, not just reactionary brawn.
Bats always try to avoid contact with humans, and there are plenty of easy ways to keep bats out of a basketball arena(or your home). We hope that the next time someone's life is on the line, Manu Ginobili will take just a few seconds to think before he acts.
For those of you who have not seen the video take a look for yourself.
This must be the most "drama" coming from the San Antonio Spurs ever in recent years! Please leave us your thoughts on this bat-slap heard around the world and if you agree with PETA's response.