Back in January I gently chided the New York Knicks for claiming that staying in a haunted hotel caused them to lose a basketball game. Well it turns out this particular hotel in Oklahoma City is scaring the Be-Jeebus out of the entire NBA!
Allegedly men staying in the hotel have heard a woman’s voice proposition them or seen an image of a naked woman in their room. Plus there are the “normal” ghostly reports of things being moved and dressers shaking.
The stories — and the NBA players that are scared of them — have become a bit of a legend themselves around the NBA this year. A number of teams have stayed there (it is one of the nicest hotels in the area and is convenient to the arena) and a number of players have not enjoyed their stay.
Apparently, the Lakers are doing their best Ray Parker Junior “I ain’t ‘fraid of no ghosts” Immitation. If there is a ghost, Phil Jackson will just play mind games with it, or Kobe will just give it one of his angry stares and that will be that.
I think this is hilarious. I imagine 7 foot tall men are like “Not a naked woman in my hotel room!” and then going to play basketball and being really bad at it. Show me a story where my hometown Celtics are afraid of this hotel, and I’ll shut up, but until then…HAHAHAHAHA!!!! 🙂