Poisonous snake found in Portland Trail Blazers locker room prior to NBA clash with the Spurs
The Portland Trail Blazers had a snake in their locker room on Thursday. Not a backstabbing, treacherous team mate - a real live snake.
The reptile, believed to be a baby rattlesnake, was found coiled up in reserve forward Thomas Robinson's locker ahead of their play-off game against the San Antonio Spurs.
Robinson, who stands 6'10" and weighs 237 pounds, admitted he was unnerved by the discovery.
"I screamed," he said. "I saw something curled up. I screamed. I jumped. I yelled."
Security personnel removed the snake from the locker.
Robinson scored only two points as the Trail Blazers were beaten 114-97 by the Spurs to fall 2-0 behind in their best-of-seven Western Conference semi-finals series.