Monday, January 11, 2010

NY Knicks have new reason for sucking: Haunted Hotels

The New York Knicks don't really need a reason for sucking any more than the wind needs a reason for blowing. Some things in the universe are just so, and despite some recent signs of life, the NBA team would have likely already been destroyed by Kevin Durant and his Oklahoma City Thunder tonight.

Still, a two-night stay in a haunted hotel may be the additional reason the Knicks were blown out by 18 points. Frank Isola of the New York Daily News reports the team stayed in the notorious Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City, which is supposedly active with the ghost of a woman who committed suicide by leaping from a window while cradling her baby.

According to LegendsofAmerica.com, the woman was a maid who had an affair with W.B. Skirvin, the oilman. Skirvin locked the maid, and their baby conceived out of wedlock, in a room and wouldn't let her out.  She was driven into a depression and killed herself.  As a result, guests report hearing a female ghost propositioning male guests, seeing a nude woman in the shower, hearing sounds of a baby crying and witnessing items moving on their own.

As for the Knicks, Eddy Curry told the Daily News he couldn't sleep more than two hours in the hotel. Jared Jeffries, meanwhile, said "I definitely believe it ... The place is haunted. It's scary."

"They said it happened on the 10th floor and I'm the only one staying on the 10th floor," Curry told Isola. "That's why I spent most of my time in (Nate Robinson's) room. I definitely believe there are ghosts in that hotel."

Well, considering the long run of bad luck the Knicks have experienced, the paranormal is as good of an explanation as any.

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