Eddy Curry is a former professional basketball player in the United States who finished his career with a net worth of $3 million. Eddy played in the National Basketball Association for the Chicago Bulls, the New York Knicks, the Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Miami Heat before finishing his career with the Dallas Mavericks in the 2012–2013 season.
His NBA career began in 2001. After that, he spent some time playing basketball in other countries, such as China, for teams such as the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Eddy Antony Curry Jr. was born in Harvey, Illinois on December 5th, 1982. This is where Eddy Curry got his start. despite the fact that at the beginning he wanted to be a gymnast. When he was in the seventh grade, he begrudgingly picked up the sport of basketball.
After guiding his high school team to a runner-up finish at the IHSA State Playoffs in 2001, Eddy understood that the sport of basketball was his actual vocation. After graduating from Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois, in the same year, he was selected in the first round of the draught by the Chicago Bulls.
During the 2001 NBA Draft, the Chicago Bulls selected Eddy with the fourth overall pick. Up until 2005, he remained a member of the team. Between the years 2005 and 2011, he was a member of the New York Knicks.
After appearing in just one game for the Minnesota Timberwolves, he signed as a free agency with the Miami Heat the next year (2011). He was a contributing player for the Heat when they won the championship in 2012. He was a member of the Dallas Mavericks for a portion of the 2012-2013 season before moving on to play for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls. Throughout the 2018–2019 season, he was a member of the Zhuhaui Wolf Warriors team.
Eddy Curry is a family man off the court; he is married and a father of seven children. Patrice Curry, his current wife, participated in the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives LA when they were first married. Curry’s ex-girlfriend and their baby, who was 10 months old at the time, were both killed in 2009.
They were both killed by the attorney who had actually been responsible for negotiating the child support payments that Eddy would pay to Nova so that she could support their children. The couple had one more kid together, who was three years old at the time of the killings and saw what happened.
Eddy Curry Financial Problems
It has been claimed that Eddy Curry has been going through some really challenging times financially, despite the fact that during his playing days he earned more than $70 million in salary alone. In 2008, there are rumours that Curry was in such a financial bind that he begged the Knicks to advance him $8 million of the $9 million salary he was about to receive. The Knicks gave a contribution of $2 million.
After becoming more than 217 thousand dollars behind on his mortgage payments, he faced the possibility of losing his Chicago house to foreclosure in 2009. Because he did not make his payments, he has been sued more than once. As an illustration, he was sued by Jacob the Jeweler for neglecting to pay for jewellery with a total value of 450 thousand dollars. This financial obligation was paid off in due time.
Later on, Eddy would disclose the fact that he had to file a lawsuit against his own former agent since the latter had frittered away a significant amount of Eddy’s wealth. According to the allegations, the former agent had a rubber stamp manufactured so that he could apply for loans in Eddy’s name. In a single incident, he was so audacious that he borrowed $500,000 in Eddy’s name at an interest rate of 85%. Eddy was compelled to make this payment of $2 million to repay the principal as well as the interest on this loan.
Eddy also asked a buddy at one point to send his life insurance policy for him, which is yet another terribly tragic event that occurred. According to the story, the friend opened the envelope and added his own name as a benefactor to the policy, which will result in the friend receiving ten percent of the payout when Eddy passes away.