Thanks to Mark Cuban, the Chicago Bulls were able to get to and from San Antonio this week.
The Bulls were left without a ride after they had a scary incident on their way to Indiana. The Bulls were taking off from O’Hare when the plane had an engine problem.
Bulls radio analyst and former player Bill Wennington described the incident, saying: “It was funny, because we’re in the back of the plane, and the engines are right by us, and we hear it. They can’t hear it [in the front of the plane]. And apparently they couldn’t feel anything. And so we take off fine, and about five minutes later, two more booms, ‘Boom!, Boom!,’ and a couple people saw flames and sparks and stuff flying out [while looking out of] the window. We’re all thinking, ‘Well, it’s been nice.’”
Thankfully, the plane was able to turn around shortly after takeoff and land back at O’Hare International Airport. The team was able to borrow the Chicago Blackhawks’ jet the following morning in order to get to Indiana but they had to look to another source for a ride out to San Antonio.
That’s where Mark Cuban stepped in. The Dallas Mavericks owner and investing shark from the show Shark Tank let the Bulls take one his team’s planes to San Antonio.
Our plane broke, @mcuban loaned us his, nice guy… lockerz.com/s/286239929
— Louis Amundson (@LouAmundson17) March 7, 2013
The Bulls were able to get a ride to San Antonio and back thanks to Mark Cuban but, unfortunately, they couldn’t walk away with the win. The team plays at home tonight and will then travel out to California for a series of games against the Lakers, Kings and Warriors.
Hopefully the plane is fixed by then.