Fully aware of Cleveland guard Kyrie Irving's experience with bed bugs at the 105-year-old Skirvin Hilton last month, the Los Angeles Clippers booked the nearby Sheraton before their game against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday, the LA Times reported.
"Once that happened," Clippers Coach Doc Rivers said of an incident that caused Irving to prematurely leave a game after a sleepless night, "I think everyone pretty much who was [staying] there reacted and decided to change places."
The Times also reported that of the two teams that have visited Oklahoma City since Irving's encounter, neither has stayed at the Skirvin.
"They're in a tough position," said Clippers center Cole Aldrich, who spent his first two NBA seasons with the Thunder. "I can imagine they lost a lot of business with teams coming through because of that. I've never had any [bad] experience there. It's always been a nice hotel, but I can feel for them because to have a player like Kyrie come out and say, 'I had bed bugs' and they came out and confirmed it, it hurts your business."
Source: LA Times