The Portland Trail Blazers, in Boston for Wednesday night's game against the Celtics, were stuck in an elevator for about 30 minutes at a practice facility at Emerson College.
Big men Enes Kanter and Meyers Leonard tweeted videos of about eight members of the team, including All-Star point guard Damian Lillard, passing the time while they waited for the elevator to get fixed, complaining about the heat and counting off the minutes.
Later, the teammates crawled out of the elevator to cheers from bystanders.
"Stairs!" the players said as they exited.
Emerson College said in a statement that the elevator at the practice facility stopped between two floors, delaying members of the Trail Blazers from reaching the street level.
"No one was injured in the incident," the statement read. "The College apologizes for the disruption and hopes the team takes it easy on the Boston Celtics (Wednesday)."