I suppose if I were on the New York Knicks, I’d come up with reasons such as “my hotel was haunted and that’s why I played so badly.” After you run through all your legitimate excuses, it’s certainly time to get creative. I suppose horrible coaching plus poor playing aren’t valid reasons anymore.
So the New York Knickerbockers claim that the hotel they stayed in in Oklahoma City (to play a team I’ve never heard of) was haunted and frightened several of the players. Note that nothing actually happened to anyone. Nobody experienced anything. They were just scared of the possibility.
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.”
So what’s their excuse for all their home games? Oh, snap! Perhaps they should change their name to the “New York Scaredy Cats.” Ha!