The Thunder have enjoyed a healthy home-court advantage during their time in Oklahoma City, but that advantage may extend outside the walls of Chesapeake Arena. Last week, Kyrie Irving played only nine minutes in a highly anticipated matchup against the Thunder. It was initially reported that Kyrie left the game with flu-like symptoms, but a couple days later, Kyrie revealed that he had been bitten by bed bugs at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel.
When the Clippers — rightfully scared of tiny insects living in their beds and biting them — arrived in Oklahoma City on Saturday, they changed their hotel plans. However, Wesley Johnson gave a different theory to Dan Woike of the Orange County Register as to why the team avoided the Skirvin:
Two years ago, Wesley Johnson woke up to a full bathtub in his room at the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City.
He never turned on the faucet. He never opened the door for someone else. The water, it just appeared.
“It was crazy,” Johnson said.
Ghosts are nothing to play with. The Skirvin Hotel has a detailed history of haunted stories and none are related to bed bugs. The Clippers have enough playoff ghosts to deal with, but at least they avoided a real one.
(Via Orange County Register)