Ex-NBA star Lamar Patterson's dog seized in Australia

Nov 03, 2018, 09:46 IST | AFP

Patterson, who recently signed for the Brisbane Bullets, had the pooch - called Kobe - in his carry-on when he arrived in Australia yesterday

Ex-NBA star Lamar Patterson's dog seized in Australia
Lamar Patterson's Dog

Former NBA player Lamar Patterson had his French bulldog seized by notoriously strict Australian customs officials, who found the animal stashed inside the athlete's hand luggage.

Lamar Patterson
Lamar Patterson

Patterson, who recently signed for the Brisbane Bullets, had the pooch - called Kobe - in his carry-on when he arrived in Australia yesterday. Patterson had flown on internal US flights that allowed Kobe onboard, before taking a Qantas flight from Los Angeles to Brisbane where the dog went unnoticed. The former cagger, 27, said his ticket detailed that he was travelling with an animal, but there had been a miscommunication between him and the airline.

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