But not the supernatural powers of Kevin Durant. Nope. The ACTUAL supernatural. From Frank Isola of the New York Daily News:
The Knicks were afraid, very afraid. And it had nothing to do with the Oklahoma City Thunder. For two days, several players had trouble sleeping because they were convinced that their downtown hotel is haunted.
“I definitely believe it,” Jared Jeffries said. “The place is haunted. It’s scary.”
Eddy Curry claims he slept for only two hours Sunday night because he couldn’t stop thinking about ghosts roaming the hotel. For years, guests staying at the Skirvin Hilton have reported ghost sightings and strange noises. Legend has it that sometime in the 1930s, a woman jumped to her death while holding her baby in her hands.
“They said it happened on the 10th floor and I’m the only one staying on the 10th floor,” Curry said. “That’s why I spent most of my time in (Nate Robinson’s) room. I definitely believe there are ghosts in that hotel.”
Assistant coach Herb Williams teased Jeffries and Curry for believing that the Skirvin is haunted, but Curry wasn’t laughing. “There are too many stories,” Curry said. “Something is going on there.”
I’m sitting here trying to come up with something. So you lost last night… because of ghosts? So many ways to go with a potential joke – a cliche “I see fat people” Eddy Curry joke? A “REDRUM” zing? Eh, I think the story itself is enough comedy. Two things though: 1) I have stayed at the Skirvin (on my wedding night) and I didn’t hear any nonsense. Other than what was coming from my own room. Hi-oh! And 2) You have to love Eddy Curry is the one making a big deal about it. You know, the guy that didn’t play one second of the game. And why was he all alone on the 10th floor? Nobody like Eddy?
Whatever the case, maybe this is a good idea to put away a few home wins. Freak your opponent out before the game by making them stay in a haunted hotel and then pummel them on the basketball court. That right there, is a formula to winning basketball.