At this point the notoriou Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City has become one of the perks of playing in the NBA — an A ticket ride for those who are tired of night clubs and groupies. Of course you know the background here. They say it’s haunted — possessed by the ghost of a former maid who committed suicide after an affair with the owner.
One of the most notorious stories was reported by Sports Illustrated in 2014:
In 2013, Wesley Johnson said he awoke to find his bathroom door closed and his tub inexplicably filled with water.
Other players have also reported spooky happenings on the supposedly-haunted 10th floor, and many have simply refused to stay there. But Metta World Peace has taken a different approach. Was he joking? See below. But Panda’s Friend is apparently on good terms with ghosts.
“The ghosts were all over me. I just accepted it,” Lakers forward Metta World Peace said. “They touched me all over the place. I’m taking one of the ghosts to court for touching me in the wrong places.”
World Peace insisted he was serious before explaining why he did not stay somewhere else.
“I was watching a good movie and I was tired,” said World Peace, who incidentally said he saw “Money Monster.” “I didn’t want to move.”
Later, on his Twitter page:
Actually, I was joking. Happy Halloween to you
— Metta World Peace (@MettaWorldPeace) November 1, 2016
— Haunted Road Media (@HauntedRoadMed) August 19, 2016