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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: May 16, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

That's a litte harsh there dejabrewer.  Give Curry some love for trying to get his life back together.  He's had to deal with some tough stuff for a young guy, getting robbed at gunpoint, and I think his girlfriend or kid died, and yes he blew through millions, at least he's trying to do the right thing.  Kudos Eddie, I hope you make a squad, and live up to some of the hype you had out of high school.  Your boy Tyson Chandler certainly has!



Since: May 16, 2009
Posted on: August 29, 2011 12:07 pm
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

That's a litte harsh there dejabrewer.  Give Curry some love for trying to get his life back together.  He's had to deal with some tough stuff for a young guy, getting robbed at gunpoint, and I think his girlfriend or kid died, and yes he blew through millions, at least he's trying to do the right thing.  Kudos Eddie, I hope you make a squad, and live up to some of the hype you had out of high school.  Your boy Tyson Chandler certainly has!



Since: Oct 10, 2006
Posted on: August 29, 2011 10:26 am
 

Eddy Curry to play in Melo league exhibition

Nice! These guys never learned how to pick up sides at the playground to balance the teams. Nothing more than a bunch of young, tatted hoddie thugs performing for a young tatted hoodie thug fan base. Go away! Go play in Siberia in the winter.


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