The Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City is said to be a haunted building. Many NBA players in the past claimed to have seen or felt something spooky before when they stayed there. And when the Los Angeles Lakers visited the Thunder for their game last Sunday, Lou Williams and Larry Nance Jr. both opted to pay for their own hotels and stay elsewhere.
Speaking to Mark Medina of The Orange County Register, the two explained their choice of not staying in the same hotel with their team.
Nance: “I prefer to stay away from the supposed supernatural. I just don’t want any issues.”
Williams: “I’m not going to play with that. I’d rather pay for my peace of mind. If they say it’s haunted, that’s enough for me. I’m not going to roll the dice.”
But for the rest of the Lakers, nobody reported anything strange that happened during their stay, except for Metta World Peace who said he was touched all over by a ghost.
“The ghosts were all over me. I just accepted it, They touched me all over the place. I’m taking one of the ghosts to court for touching me in the wrong places.”
It may seem as if World Peace was joking, but insisted that he was serious and really felt the ghost. But for head coach Luke Walton, he gave a hilarious take after learning of his player's experience.
“Maybe some teammates drank too much and came back being loud a couple of times, but no ghosts.”