Eddy Anthony Curry Jr., a senior well-known basketball player in the United States, was born on December 5, 1982. The Chicago Bulls took Curry in the fourth round of the 2001 NBA Draft after he graduated from Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois. Before joining the New York Knicks in 2005, Curry spent his first four seasons with the Chicago Bulls. Curry participated in the Miami Heat’s 2011–12 campaign and was a part of their 2012 championship squad. Curry began the 2012–13 season with the Dallas Mavericks before finishing the year with the Chinese Basketball Association’s Zhejiang Golden Bulls.
Eddy Anthony Curry Education
Curry wanted to be a gymnast and did not start playing basketball until the seventh grade when he unwillingly tried out for the school team. Curry became one of the country’s elite high school basketball players as a student at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois. Curry guided his team to a second-place finish in the IHSA State Playoffs in 2001. He received the title of 2001 Mr Basketball in Illinois for his accomplishments because of his records of averages like nine rebounds and six blocks per game during his final year of high school. He was Captain of all-tournament teams for the State Farm Holiday Classic in 1998, 1999, and 2000. In 2003, the audience chose the tournament’s All-Quarter Century Team.
Even though Curry had a letter of commitment to play for DePaul University, the Chicago Bulls selected him as the fourth overall choice in the 2001 NBA Draft when he declared himself eligible.
Eddy Anthony Curry Career
Curry was transferred to the New York Knicks on October 3, 2005, after declining to undergo a DNA test, as asked by Bulls management, to determine whether he has a congenital cardiac ailment out of respect for his privacy. Antonio Davis of the Bulls, Mike Sweetney, Tim Thomas, and Jermaine Jackson of the Knicks were all involved in the trade.
Curry joined the San Antonio Spurs in October 2012. He did not, however, make the group’s final selection.
Curry replaced Josh Boone after he played with Zhejiang Golden Bulls in China on December 6, 2012. Curry participated in 29 games, scoring 23.0 points, grabbing 10.1 rebounds, and dishing out 0.9 assists per contest. On February 27, 2013, Curry played his final match for Zhejiang after missing the previous two postseason games due to illness.
Curry participated for the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors in the 2018–19 ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) season after signing a contract with the franchise.
Eddy Anthony Curry Personal life
Curry has four children with his current partner Patrice Curry, a VH1’s Basketball Wives LA series cast member, and one child from a prior marriage (Eddy III). Ava and Noah, Curry’s other two children, were raised by his ex-girlfriend Nova Henry, who was also killed in 2009 along with Ava, then ten months old.
Allegations of Ex- Girlfriend and Daughter’s Murder
On January 24, 2009, Curry’s ex-girlfriend Nova Henry and their 10-month-old child Ava Curry were discovered dead in Chicago. A paternity test established that Ava was Curry and Henry’s child. Noah, their three-year-old son, was confirmed there unhurt. On February 22, 2009, two counts of first-degree murder were filed against 36-year-old lawyer Frederick Goings; Goings had represented Henry in a custody dispute with Curry concerning Ava and was engaged in a close friendship with Henry. Goings was found guilty of all charges on February 12, 2013, and received a life sentence two months later.
Eddy Anthony Curry Net Worth
American retired professional basketball player Eddy Curry has a $3 million net worth. He continued to play for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, and the Dallas Mavericks in the final season (2012)-2013 of his NBA career, which began in 2001. Afterwards, he spent some time playing for teams in other countries, including the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball League.
Even though he received a salary of nearly $70 million during his playing career, he has experienced some challenging financial times. Curry allegedly begged the Knicks in 2008 to advance him $8 million of his $9 million contract since he was in such a financial bind. The Knicks gave a $2 million advance.
Curry owed around $220,000 in mortgage payments at the time of the foreclosure on his Chicago home in June 2009. Curry obtained a mortgage for the house in 2006 for close to $4 million, with more than $25,000 in monthly mortgage payments. Curry was evicted from his Katy, Texas, apartment in June 2021 due to breaking his lease.
Eddy once asked a buddy to send his life insurance policy, another terrible event. A friend allegedly opened the mail and added his name as a beneficiary so that he would receive 10% of the insurance proceeds if Eddy passed away.