Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  29 responses

The Knicks Believe in Ghosts

Ah, yes. The old “the hotel was haunted, and I couldn’t sleep” excuse: “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.”‘

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  • Peter

    The thought of 7 foot Eddie Curry seeking comfort in lil’ Nate’s room is hilarious.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    Crazy. What city is this?

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    That’s a great story! That’s some heavy homecourt advantage!

  • http://www.digitalthread.com AlbertBarr

    ^^^^agree. That is pretty funny and a great way to get the road team off their game.

  • MikeC.

    I’m just picturing Eddy Curry eating the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man and Lil’ Nate jumping over the rest of the ghosts, resulting in a even fatter Curry and an even bigger ego for Nate. Seems like its been happening for awhile now.

  • http://slamonline.com Matt Lawyue

    They played like they were afraid of ghosts last night. Like it was November all over again.

    @L – It’s in OKC

  • http://www.shawn-kemps-offspring.blogspot.com/ TADOne

    They should be more concerned with the ghosts of Patrick Ewing, John Starks and Charles Oakley.

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    1) How old are these people again?
    2) Why would they book that hotel then?
    3) SOFT!

  • http://slamonline.com/ niQ

    Did you really think no one was going to make fun of them after this?

  • ClydeSays

    Whatever helps them explain the beat-down the Thunder handed them…

    Curry hiding out in Nate’s room. Hilarious. MSG needs to give these guys Flip cams. It would be more entertaining than some of the games they’ve played.

  • Vince5

    That’s… unusual, I mean for NBA players.

  • somedude

    Well…it’s not like Curry went to college.

  • Klemperer

    What’s Nate gonna do? Jump through them?

  • Shem

    And in other news, Eddy Curry is fat.

  • http://none The Philosopher

    Watever excuse works, man. They were spooked by ghosts. Marbury’s doing some voodo on them. Got them seeing the spirits and what not. All their lockers had sticks, leaves, and vinegar in them.

  • http://www.realultimatepower.net doyouwantmore

    Isn’t this a scene from that crappy Will Ferrell basketball movie?

  • http://idunkonthem.blogspot.com/ albie1kenobi

    is this the first nba team that stayed at this hotel at OKC? how come we haven’t heard of this hilarious story before?

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    @Shem: dude, have you seen Eddie Curry this year? Dude has lost massive weight. The fat jokes are last year’s news.

  • http://www.youtube.com/ L

    @Matt Thanks!

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com Hursty

    Nah it was actually just Mike Beasley fu*king round with his hand-held.
    Anyone who’s seen ‘Gunnin’ For That No. 1 Spot’ knows what I’m talking about.

  • nastierthanu

    I can’t stand the knicks and its painful to see their performance. Please someone play ball with heart and con a star into playin for ny.

  • benny

    They’ve been watching paranormal activity

  • wilz

    it was just an excuse to tell ghost stories adn have a slumber party…work was getting too serious

  • http://www.laumol.nl/weblog Laumol

    Maybe there’s more to this than you think. Now they’ve also got a haunted arena which had to be cleared for a few minutes. They play again and take the win from the Clippers. They’ve got more ghosts than the old Boston Garden.

  • Yesse

    Lol i guess, that was Thunder’s trick to win.This sound’s like a movie.

  • http://www.luketynan.blogspot.com litetitan

    its all mind games.

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  • http://www.slamonline.com Wayno

    I wish someone would have just punched them in the groin after they said that…seriously, what grownass man uses ghosts as an excuse for anything???

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