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OKC’s second-half dominance, Dwyane Wade’s poor play, and the Heat’s inability to hit jumpers after halftime are all valid reasons for why Miami lost Game 1 Tuesday night.But little did we know there may be an extra, super natural reason why they kind of ran out of gas in the second half: the Miami Heat are staying at the notoriously haunted Skirvin Hilton Hotel in Oklahoma City.
Supposedly a mother jumped from one of the top floors with her baby in her arms during the 1930s and their spirits have been terrorizing the place ever since.
ESPN’s Bill Simmons claims to have been awaken by the baby’s crying at one point in 2010.
The hotel was too freaky for the New York Knicks two years ago, with many players saying it was “scary” and “something is going on there.”
As for the Heat’s stay there during the NBA Finals, Udonis Haslem says he won’t believe any of the crazy stories until he sees an actual ghost. But he won’t just wait around for the mother and crying child to pop out, either.
“I’m a pretty good guy, man. I respect everybody’s space. If that’s the ghost’s room and they come pop up on me like that and he says it’s his spot, he can have it. There’s plenty other rooms.
“I don’t want to be in a room where somebody died or was locked up for 10 years or whatever the story’s supposed to be. I don’t want that room.”
Maybe the Heat should opt for some daytime naps instead?
Eh, it’s not like ghosts disrupting their sleep will get blamed for a loss anyway. There’s always LeBron.
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