Apr 19, 2014; Oklahoma City, OK, USA; Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant (35) congratulates guard Russell Westbrook (0) after play in action against the Memphis Grizzlies during the second quarter in game one during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at Chesapeake Energy Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Playoffs 2014: OKC Thunder opponents are staying in haunted hotel?


As if playing the Oklahoma City Thunder wasn’t difficult enough, now you have to deal with ghosts while you sleep?

Okay – not everybody believes in the supernatural, but tell that to players who’ve stayed at the famed 103-year-old Skirvin Hilton Hotel who can’t explain some of the oddities they’ve dealt with.

Unexplainable stories from the Skirvin Hilton aren’t a new phenomenon by any stretch, but the added focus on Oklahoma City and the NBA postseason has shined the spotlight on the hotel as teams paired against the Thunder will be staying at the spooky destination.

The New York Times ran a story on recounting player experiences which include accounts from former Chicago Bulls players saying doors in their room would randomly open and close in the middle of the night, but shockingly that wasn’t the most terrifying.

Current Los Angeles Lakers forward Wesley Johnson said he awoke to his bathroom door closed and his bathtub completely filled with water – two things that were not like that when he went to sleep.

In 2012, Jordan Hamilton of the Denver Nuggets shared his thoughts from Oklahoma City on Twitter, writing, “This hotel creeps me out every time we come here.” In 2013, Wesley Johnson of the Phoenix Suns said he awoke to find his bathroom door closed and his tub inexplicably filled with water.

So far, there haven’t been any strange reported accounts by the Memphis Grizzlies who are staying at the Skirvin for their first round matchup against the Thunder, though I’m sure they’re more than ready to head home.

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