You probably don't know much about Lazar Hayward. He was drafted out of Marquette by the Minnesota Timberwolves at the end of the first round in the 2010 draft, was traded to Oklahoma City a year ago, was then shipped to Houston as part of the James Harden deal, and was finally released in October.
But now Hayward has returned to the T-Wolves organization. This normally wouldn't be big deal, except that Hayward has come back to Minnesota with revelations about his relationship with the undead. From the Star Tribune:
Out of the NBA and out of basketball since Houston waived him in October, the Wolves' former first-round draft pick has worked recently with two Los Angeles mediums who he says have guided him on a spiritual quest that dates to his childhood.
"I've always just had a lot of questions spiritually because I always kind of seen stuff when I was a kid and I used to tell friends and they'd look at me and say, 'Lazar, you might need some help,' " he said laughing during a surreal post-practice conversation with reporters. "So they used to make fun of me. I just had a lot of questions because I've always just wondered."
Don't get too excited, though. Hayward isn't a genuine medium quite yet, as he can't speak to any of the ghosts he sees.
"I've actually been able to see a spirit," Hayward said. "I can't talk to them yet, but I have seen them."
Still, this is very exciting news! If the T-Wolves are smart, they will immediately institute a halftime video segment at home games in which Hayward tells the crowd about what spirits he has seen that week. They could call it "What Kind Of Spirits Has Lazar Hayward Seen This Week?" It would be a hit.
h/t Sgt. Hammerclaw