What happened to this plane carrying the NBA team The Oklahoma City Thunder?

Several players posted this photo of a damaged plane nose and now everyone wants to know what caused this damage.

The airline says a BIRD caused this, but many are asking how. First, what bird was up 30,000 feet and what size bird could cause this? Sure, some species have been reported to fly at 29,000 feet, but the amount of damage may suggest something other than bird caused this.

No one was injured in this bizarre incident, but I did see one player who was aboard this flight ask NASA to look into the matter.

Could it be?