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Kevin Durant: I heard Derrick Rose made James Johnson sleep on his floor at haunted OKC hotel

James Johnson, Derrick Rose, Pete Myers

Chicago Bulls forward James Johnson (16), guard Derrick Rose and assistant coach Pete Myers watch as the Memphis Grizzlies pull ahead in the closing minutes during an NBA basketball game in Memphis, Tenn., Tuesday, March 16, 2010. The Grizzlies won 104-97. (AP Photo/Lance Murphey)


Derrick Rose (now with the Cavaliers) and James Johnson (now with the Heat) have both expressed their belief in Oklahoma City’s Skirvin Hilton Hotel being haunted.

Apparently, when they played for the Bulls earlier in their careers, Rose and Johnson handled the ghosts together.

Kevin Durant, via The Bill Simmons Podcast:

I heard D Rose, when they came his second year in the league, he made a rookie a rookie sleep on his floor, because, the year before, he said he felt somebody touch him or something like that. That’s what I heard.
So, the next year he made – I think it was James Johnson, it might have been – sleep on his floor.
I heard that story. I don’t know if it’s true or not.

Johnson began his NBA career with the Bulls during Rose’s second season in Chicago.

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