Multiple players took to social media to post about the weird situation, but the team said everyone is safe and sound, and the flight landed as planned and on schedule at Midway International Airport.
The nose cone "of a plane is being constructed by soft materials (composit) to minimalize the impact of such hits".
"Delta flight 8935, operating from Minneapolis to Chicago-Midway as a charter flight for the Oklahoma City Thunder, likely encountered a bird while on descent into Chicago", a spokesman said.
Huestis wrote on Twitter, "I guess we hit something?" She said the Boeing 757-200 landed safely at Midway. Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger guided the plane onto the icy waters around New York City, leading to the safe disembarkment of all 155 people onboard.
But a Thunder spokesperson told an Oklahoma newspaper that all players, staff and coaches were safe. Adams tweeted the post to NASA and scientists Bill Nye and Neil deGrasse Tyson. "Thank God the OKC Thunder team plane landed safely after hitting something in the sky".