Who is Eddy Curry?
Eddy Anthony Curry Jr. born on the 5th of December, 1982, is an American former professional basketball player, who became known for his many years playing in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for teams including the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Dallas Mavericks. He also spent a year playing for the Zheijiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.
Eddy Curry’s Early Life
Born in Harvey, Illinois, Curry is the son of Gayle and Eddy Curry Sr. He has a brother named Jason and has two sisters named Nicole and Beth. Before falling in love with basketball, Curry first had his heart set on becoming a gymnast, and not until seventh grade did he join the basketball team at Thornwood High School, in South Holland, Illinois. In 2001 he led his team to place second in the IHSA State Playoffs, and was named Illinois Mr. Basketball that year. After a successful basketball career in high school, Curry gained a full scholarship at DePaul University, but then decided to declare himself eligible for the NBA 2001 draft.
Eddy Curry’s Career
So Curry’s professional career started when he was selected fourth overall by the Chicago Bull, and his contract signing with the Bulls jumpstarted both his professional career in basketball and his net worth. Curry played well for the Bulls for a couple of years until it was discovered in the 2004-2005 season that he had an irregular heartbeat, causing him to miss most of the end of the season. The Bulls requested a DNA test to see if he had a congenital heart condition, but Curry refused, and so he was traded off to the New York Knicks, for whom he played from 2005 until released in 2011. Before the year ended, he was signed by the Miami Heat, where he played for two years and helped win the 2012 NBA Championship.
In 2012, Curry signed with the San Antonio Spurs, but wasn’t able to make it to the final team roster, then joined the Dallas Mavericks but only played for two games. His decade-long career playing in the NBA helped considerably in increased his net worth. At the end of 2012, Curry then signed with the Zhejiang Golden Bull of the Chinese Basketball Association, and played with the team for a year before deciding to retire from playing professional basketball in 2013. Although his career with the Chinese Basketball Association was short, it still helped increase his wealth. There is no news of his activities since then.
Eddy Curry’s Body Measurement
In terms of his body measurement, Curry is standing at 7 ft. (2.13 m.) tall and weighs 300 lbs. (136 kg.). He also has black hair and black eyes.
Eddy Curry’s Net worth
As of late 2018 and based on authoritative sources, Curry’s net worth is reported to be over $5 million, acquire largely from his years playing professional basketball.
Eddy Curry’s Personal Life
In terms of his personal life, Curry has been married to Patrice since 2005, and now has seven children. Curry was formerly married but not much is known except that they had one son together, named Eddy III. He and Patrice are still together, and they have four children named Reiganna, Reign, Reigan, and Reidan.
While still married to Patrice, Curry had a love affair with Nova Henry, with whom he had two children. Unfortunately, in 2009 Henry and her 10-montth old daughter Ava were murdered by her lawyer, Frederick Goings. Curry and Henry’s then three-year-old son Noah were found unharmed at the scene of the crime, having witnessed the murder. Noah now lives with Curry and wife Patrice. Curry’s wife, Patrice, appeared in the VH1 reality series “Basketball Wives LA.”
Eddy Curry’s Sexual Allegations
In 2009, Curry was sued by his former chauffer, David Kuchinsky, who accused him of sexual advances. Kuchinsky claimed that Curry approached him while nude and called him racial slurs. Kuchinsy also claimed Curry owed him a couple of thousand of dollars. The lawsuit was dismissed in May of 2009.