Metta World Peace Says Ghost Inappropriately Touched Him at Haunted OKC Hotel

Kyle Newport@@KyleNewportFeatured ColumnistOctober 31, 2016

Los Angeles Lakers' Metta World Peace reacts to a foul call against his team against the Cleveland Cavaliers during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Thursday, March 10, 2016, in Los Angeles. The Cavaliers won 120-108. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok)
AP Photo/Danny Moloshok

Word around the NBA is that Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City is haunted—yet some teams still have their players stay there when they visit the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Perhaps after hearing Metta World Peace's story, teams will rethink their plans in the future.

The Los Angeles Lakers played the Thunder in OKC on Sunday, and a few players shared their personal experiences at the supposedly haunted hotel with Mark Medina of the Orange County Register. It would surprise nobody that the hoopster formerly known as Ron Artest had his own story.

"The ghosts were all over me. I just accepted it," World Peace said, per Medina. "They touched me all over the place. I'm taking one of the ghosts to court for touching me in the wrong places."

While Medina reported that Lou Williams and Larry Nance Jr. paid for their own rooms at a different hotel because they didn't want to stay somewhere that was haunted, World Peace had his own explanation for why he stayed put: "I was watching a good movie [Money Monster] and I was tired. I didn't want to move."

For what it's worth, the Thunder handed the Lakers a 113-96 defeat, the purple and gold's ninth straight loss in OKC. Perhaps the team should stay in a different hotel next time to see if that changes the mojo.

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