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Jermaine O’Neal’s passport goes missing so he misses game in Toronto

Mar 2, 2014, 9:05 PM EDT

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Golden State could have used Jermaine O’Neal Sunday night in Toronto.

However he was back in the Bay Area not making the flight with the team. Not because of injury rather because he couldn’t find his passport, reports Monte Poole of

(Warriors’ coach Mark) Jackson during his pregame news conference told reporters he was unclear whether O’Neal’s passport was lost or stolen or whether the veteran big man was facing another issue. O’Neal, who played 68 games as a Raptor during the 2008-09 season, is expected to reconnect with the Warriors prior to Tuesday’s game against the Pacers in Indianapolis.

Losing his passport isn’t going to win any fans with Warriors management. It’s also going to ruin his future chances of being a contestant on The Amazing Race.

Toronto showed better poise down the stretch and beat Golden State 106-98.

  1. bpurd - Mar 2, 2014 at 9:23 PM

    You don’t need a passport to get in Canada. They accept various forms.

  2. theworkhorsebackdotcom - Mar 2, 2014 at 9:42 PM

    I’m more shocked this hasn’t happened more often. That’s some bad luck

  3. phillyfan11 - Mar 2, 2014 at 10:56 PM

    This is a first for me. I have never heard of this happening before.

  4. RavenzGunnerz - Mar 2, 2014 at 11:13 PM

    Canadian authorities are planning to deny visa to the following individuals during the playoffs:

    Lebron james
    Dwayne wade
    John wall
    Joakim Noah
    Roy Hibbert
    Paul pierce
    Devon Williams

    • strictlythedanks - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:06 AM

      *the mounted police that is

  5. jerdogthompson - Mar 2, 2014 at 11:40 PM

    Warriors best be careful of not slipping out of the race altogether.


  6. 00maltliquor - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:01 AM

    THAT’S why I lost the dang -2 spread!! Jer-mayyyyne!!!

  7. sportsnut101 - Mar 3, 2014 at 12:03 AM

    Warriors with all that talent but the bench is weak steph cant defend cause he needs to score on the other end. If they miss playoffs. A few people will be fired n traded

  8. seanb20124 - Mar 3, 2014 at 5:08 AM

    Thought that was why NBA ers had hanger ons. Someone to carry a passport

  9. iamhoraceknight - Mar 3, 2014 at 11:00 AM

    Who is Devon Williams?

  10. garybrian - Mar 3, 2014 at 3:46 PM

    Now if we could only keep Rob Ford from crossing the border back into Canada!!

  11. muhangis - Mar 4, 2014 at 12:58 AM

    “Losing his passport isn’t going to win any fans with Warriors management.”

    Get over yourself Helin, mistakes happen in life. Even to the best at times. You sound like a supremely UPTIGHT @$$h01e the more that I read your dimwitted content.

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