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The Los Angeles Clippers players were hit with an unexpected twist during their plane ride to Denver on Feb. 25. Amid their flight to Mile High, the Clippers’ charter plane was struck by lightning.

“Us players, we’re trying to nap away,” Clippers guard Eric Gordon said players were asleep before finding themselves in the middle of a near-death flight. “Oh, everybody was up after that for sure.”