Metta World Peace has a contender for weirdest story of the season

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In one of the stranger stories you will hear during the NBA season, L.A. Lakers star Metta World Peace has accused a ghost of inappropriately touching him during the team's stay at the Skirvin Hotel in Oklahoma City.

Now it has long been rumoured that the hotel is haunted but many NBA teams still elect to have their players stay there when they travel to face the Thunder.

The Lakers stayed there for two nights as they were in OKC for a game with the Thunder that saw Russell Westbrook produce another triple-double and the famous Purple and Gold fall 96-113 as their season record moved to 1-2.

World Peace played just three minutes at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, producing one steal and failing to connect with either of his shots from the field - including one from three-point land.

Maybe that had something to do with the touching. On Halloween weekend, the 36-year-old told reporters: "The ghosts were all over me. I just accepted it.

"They touched me all over the place. I'm taking one of the ghosts to court for touching me in the wrong places."

If this isn't the most typical Metta story then we don't know what is. Formerly known as Ron Artest, the forward was asked why he didn't pay for his own room in another hotel - like his teammates Lou Williams and Larry Nance Jr.

He responded: "I was watching a good movie [Money Monster] and I was tired. I didn't want to move."

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