'Bad Philly Cheesesteak' Forces Sixer Opponent Out of Game

When the 76ers played the San Antonio Spurs Monday night, the Spurs were without one of their best players, Kawhi Leonard, for an unusual reason: A cheesesteak.

That's according to a tweet by San Antonio reporter Jeff McDonald, who covers the team, who quoted Spurs coach Gregg Popovich as stating that Leonard would be unavailable due to a "bad Philly cheese steak sandwich."

The team's official account didn't mention any particular Philadelphia delicacies, but did attribute Leonard's absence to gastroenteritis:

Yet despite missing both Leonard and future Hall of Famer Tim Duncan, San Antonio managed to beat the Sixers 119-68.