Here's another one to add to the list of crazy stories from the "haunted" Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City: Los Angeles Lakers forward Metta World Peace said Sunday that he had been touched by ghosts "in the wrong places" the night before. Here's the full quote, via the Orange County Register's Mark Medina:

"The ghosts were all over me. I just accepted it," Lakers forward Metta World Peace said. "They touched me all over the place. I'm taking one of the ghosts to court for touching me in the wrong places."

World Peace insisted he was serious before explaining why he did not stay somewhere else.

"I was watching a good movie and I was tired," said World Peace, who incidentally said he saw "Money Monster." "I didn't want to move."

Metta World Peace wears a panda hat
Metta World Peace is the NBA's trolliest troll. USATSI

I guess you can put this one up there with Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban saying that the ghosts motivate him when he works out. World Peace is a world-class troll.

In more Skirvin news, Lakers guard Lou Williams, forward Larry Nance and center Ivica Zubac stayed elsewhere on Saturday night, again via the Orange County Register:

"I prefer to stay away from the supposed supernatural," Nance said. "I just don't want any issues."


"I'm not going to play with that. I'd rather pay for my peace of mind," said Williams, who also refuses to stay at the Pfister Hotel in Milwaukee for the same reason. "If they say it's haunted, that's enough for me. I'm not going to roll the dice."

That all sounded absurd to Lakers rookie center Ivica Zubac. But when he arrived at his hotel room early Saturday morning feeling chills, Zubac soon left for the Colcord Hotel.

I love the idea of Zubac being incredulous about a hotel being "haunted," then leaving in a panic. The Skirvin remains one of the truly great things about the NBA.