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.
INT. HOTEL ROOM. NIGHT.
Eddy Curry and Nate Robinson are curled up in a corner, shaking with fear. Suddenly, the door bursts open as Curry and Robinson scream, a ghostly figure that appears to look exactly like a man covered in a sheet with holes cut for eyes “floats” past. As it passes, Al Harrington and Gallinari stalk along.
Rooster: Heya, Al! Why a we chasing the ghostly man? I need to reado my quoif!
Harrington: Joinks, Shaggy! We’ve got to solve the mystery of the hotel ghost or we’ll never get any sleep and lose to the Thunder by 20!
The two sneak up behind the ghost, who appears to have stopped at a vending machine and is buying every candy bar in the machine.
Ghost: I’ll show ‘em. I’ll show ‘em all.
Rooster and Harrington rip off the sheet, revealing the ghost’s mortal identity…
Rooster and Harrington: STARBURY?!
Starbury: Aw, man! I would have gotten away with it, too, if it wasn’t for those pesky guys still playing! Now I’ll never get revenge on D’Antoni for ruining my productive career for absolutely no reason! I’m gonna have to complain to the Post about this! No worries, though, LOVE IS LOVE, PEACE!
Down the hall:
David Lee: Why the hell did I re-sign with these guys?