What is Eddy Curry's Net Worth?
Eddy Curry is a retired American professional basketball player who has a net worth of $3 million. Eddie played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for 11 seasons. He was a highly-touted prospect coming out of high school and went on to have a successful career in the NBA. During his NBA career, which started in 2001, Eddy Curry played for the Chicago Bulls, New York Knicks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks in his final season, 2012-2013. He then played some years overseas for teams like the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. Despite facing some challenges and setbacks along the way, Curry remains a respected and beloved figure in the world of basketball.
- Richest Athletes › NBA Players
- Net Worth:
- $3 Million
- Date of Birth:
- Dec 5, 1982 (40 years old)
- Place of Birth:
- 6 ft 11 in (2.13 m)
- Basketball player
- United States of America
Despite earning over $70 million in salary alone during his playing days, it has been reported that Eddy Curry has gone through some very difficult financial times. In 2008, Curry was allegedly so desperate for money that he asked the Knicks to advance him $8 million of his $9 million salary. The Knicks advanced $2 million.
In 2009 he faced foreclosure on his Chicago home after falling more than $217,000 behind on his mortgage payments. He has been sued multiple times over non-payment. For example he was sued by Jacob the Jeweler after failing to pay for $450,000 worth of jewelry. This debt was eventually resolved.
Eddy would later reveal that he had to sue his own former agent for squandering large portions of his net worth. The former agent allegedly had a rubber stamp made that allowed him to take out loans in Eddy's name. He was so brazen that in one instance alone he borrowed $500,000 under Eddy's name at an 85% interest rate. Eddy was forced to pay $2 million to cover this loan's principal and interest.
And in yet another incredibly unfortunately circumstance, Eddy at one point asked a friend to mail his life insurance policy. The friend allegedly opened the envelope and added his own name as a benefactor so when Eddy dies, the friend gets 10% of the policy.
Eddy Curry was born Eddy Antony Curry Jr. on December 5, 1982 in Harvey Illinois. Even though he initially aspired to become gymnast. He first started playing basketball, reluctantly, in seventh grade. Curry grew up in a rough neighborhood in Harvey, Illinois, and faced some difficult circumstances as a child.
Curry attended Thornwood High School, where he became one of the most highly-touted prospects in the country. He was named to the McDonald's All-American team and received numerous other accolades for his performance on the court.
Curry initially committed to playing college basketball at DePaul University, but ultimately decided to enter the NBA draft straight out of high school. He was selected with the fourth overall pick in the 2001 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. Curry played for the Bulls for four seasons, and although he showed flashes of brilliance, he also struggled with injuries and inconsistency. He was eventually traded to the New York Knicks in 2005.
Curry played for the Knicks for several seasons and became known as one of the most dominant low-post scorers in the league. He was named to the NBA All-Rookie First Team in 2002 and later earned a spot on the NBA All-Star team in 2007. Despite his success on the court, Curry faced some challenges off the court, including struggles with weight and conditioning. He also suffered some tragic losses, including the death of his infant daughter in 2009.
Curry later played for several other NBA teams, including the Miami Heat, Dallas Mavericks, and San Antonio Spurs. However, his playing time and production declined as he struggled with injuries and conditioning issues. Curry eventually retired from the NBA in 2013, ending a career that was marked by both triumph and adversity.
Curry's personal life has been marked by some challenges and tragedies. He has been married to his wife Patrice since 2001, and the couple has four children together. Patrice Curry was a cast member on the VH1 reality series Basketball Wives LA.
Curry has also been involved in various philanthropic efforts throughout his career, including supporting the fight against childhood obesity and helping to fund programs that support underprivileged youth.