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Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

Posted on: August 29, 2011 9:34 am
 
Matt Moore

Another, ahem, big name has joined the Team Melo vs. Goodman League exhibition scheduled for Tuesday, according to Hoopsworld. Alex Kennedy reports that Eddy Curry is set to join the superstar team of Chris Paul, LeBron James, and Carmelo Anthony, along with others. He'll be matched up against DeMarcus Cousins in what can only be described as an odd contrast at center. 

Curry has lost nearly 100 lbs. in the last six months after being traded from New York to Minnesota and then released as he works out with famed trainer Tim Grover. He's worked out for the Heat multiple times as they continue to look for viable options at center. Playing and spending time with James is a great way to cement that opportunity as getting James in his corner pretty much solidifies his chances at getting a contract. 

It's an odd addition, but it'll also provide fans with an idea of how far along Curry is with his conditioning and retraining of his body after losing all that weight. Matched up against shorter, but more bullish DeMarcus Cousins provides a good testing match. Meanwhile, he'll have as much help offensively as he can handle with Chris Paul, Anthony, and James. James is no longer a question as he confirmed to the AP he'll be playing.  With Kevin Durant also playing for Goodman alongside Brandon Jennings, this is a pretty loaded set of superstars on one floor, bigger even than the Goodman-Drew matchup earlier in August.

Now if only someone could drag Kobe down to this thing... 
Comments

Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 31, 2011 3:36 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

@ 04life, sorry I don't understand gibberish. Never took that language in hs or college. I bash NBA players that are thugs, sorry you don't agree. I have nothing in my personal life remotely connected to Eddie Curry and happy its that way. Curry = trash regardless of the $$$ he might have and could care less how much that might be.



Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 11:37 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

i heard that curry makes out with goats and steals from the offering tray at church



Since: Feb 7, 2010
Posted on: August 29, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

  Always enjoy reading self professed squeaky clean people who are jealous of these guys and their salaries bash NBA players. If you don't like it, don't watch it. I'm betting your all's personal history stacks up pretty even to Curry.



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:57 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

@ Willicious, here are some of the details of Eddie Curry, that fine upstanding citizen:

Curry is married and has seven children. One from a previous marriage, Eddy III, and four with his wife. Curry's other two children were with former girlfriend Nova Henry. Curry has primary custody of another child.

Sexual harassment

On January 12, 2009, Curry was sued by his former , David Kuchinsky. Kuchinsky accused Curry of trying to solicit gay sex from him. According to court papers, Curry repeatedly approached Kuchinsky "in the nude," saying, "Look at me, Dave, look" and, "Come and touch it, Dave." The Manhattan federal court suit also stated that Curry made Kuchinsky perform "humiliating tasks outside the scope of his employment, such as cleaning up and removing dirty towels [into which Curry had ejaculated] so that his wife would not see them." Kuchinsky also said Curry called him racial slurs, including "fucking Jew," "cracker," "white slave," "white devil" and "grandmaster of the KKK".

Kuchinsky claimed he was owed $68,000 in unpaid wages, as well as $25,000 in expenses for which Curry never repaid him. Those expenses, he said, included cellphones that Curry had him buy as gifts and hotel and club bills. Kuchinsky is also a convicted felon who served a three-year prison sentence for a 1992 burglary in New Jersey. He also got three years' probation in a 2004 resisting-arrest case in New Jersey.<sup id="cite_ref-11" class="reference"></sup> Curry's lawyer, Kelly A. Saindon, called Kuchinsky's claims "preposterous" and "extortion".<sup id="cite_ref-12" class="reference"></sup>

Daughter and ex-girlfriend's murder

Curry's ex-girlfriend, Nova Henry, and their nine-month-old daughter Ava were found murdered in  on January 25, 2009. A paternity test proved that Ava was the daughter of Curry and Henry. Their three-year old son Noah was found unharmed at the scene.<sup id="cite_ref-13" class="reference"></sup> Two counts of first degree murder were brought against 36-year-old  Frederick Goings on February 22, 2009;<sup id="cite_ref-14" class="reference"></sup> Goings had served as Henry's attorney in a custody case about Ava against Curry.<sup id="cite_ref-15" class="reference"></sup>

Foreclosure

As of June 2009, Curry's Chicago home was in ; he owed close to $220,000 in  payments. Curry took out a nearly $4 million mortgage on the property in 2006, which included monthly house payments of more than $25,000.<sup id="cite_ref-16" class="reference"></sup>




Since: Aug 25, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 5:00 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

why would anyone want to go watch that?  nba players don't even try in regular season games that count



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:45 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

I am African-American. I said NOTHING that is racist to ANYONE of any shade.

You can all go genuflect at the Altar of Stern if you like. I won't be.

The majority of NBA players are thugs, enjoy the roundball if you like that. Take it to Siberia.....THE WHOLE LOT OF THEM. 

I don't care what shade they are if they wear tatts that call out gang images and verbiage, then they are what they are.

Sorry you don't agree but its not racisim.

Thug = racist???

Tatted thug = racist??

Tatted hoodied thug = racist???

You don't know what the definition is then. 

Birdman is one ugly dude, and the tats make him look worse. Go to Russia and play.

Jason Williams....tatted yes, thug....no. A drunk maybe for getting the DUI.

Eddie Curry = thug and is only cleaning up his image not his life. You don't get a mulligan when kids are hurt. 

This is NOT the NBA, it is more like the prisoners running the asylum.  

You folks are rallying around the wrong heros. Go waste your time and $$$ on them and see where it gets ya. 



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

Careful; Eddy might eat Lebron.



Since: Oct 25, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

So in your opinion dejabrewer, the Birdman, Jason Williams, and all the white tattooed players are THUGS and should go to Siberia?




Since: May 28, 2008
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:49 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

Curry will be auditioning for a league minimum contract on the Heat! Lost nearly 100lbs! We will see what kind of conditioning he has. Curry was average when he was in good shape so what do they expect from him now! He'll be a bigger Joel Anthony! But this should be a interesting game to watch!



Since: Sep 18, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

Well dejabrewer, I should let your ignorance speak for itself, but I figured I would comment anyways.... The fan is far from young tatted hoodie thugs... The suburbs will be all over this exhibition league...


As for calling the players thugs thats just your ignorance speaking again... Melo, Lebron, Paul are a long way from being thugs... Maybe in your world tattoos and being black make you automatically a thug but that isn't the only criteria to most educated/intelligent people...


I find it funny that someone who acts like they could care less about something actually takes the time to post about it...      


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