Several Thunder players posted photos on their social media showing the nose of their plane smashed in after landing shortly after 1 a.m.
Carmelo Anthony posted a photo with the caption, "What possibly could we have hit in the SKY at this time of night? Everyone is Safe, Though."
I guess we hit something? 30,000 feet up... pic.twitter.com/Rem9GmwRKq— Josh Huestis (@jhuestis) October 28, 2017
Delta Airlines spokeswoman Elizabeth Wolf said maintenance was evaluating the situation and that the damage was likely caused by a collision with a bird. She said the Boeing 757-200 landed safely without incident.
A team official told ESPN that the flight was a little rough but not extreme or out of the ordinary.
The Thunder were traveling from a game in Minnesota. They play the Chicago Bulls Saturday night at the United Center.
The Associated Press contributed to this report