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Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry
Position: -
Born: 12/05/82
Height: 6-11 / 2.11
Weight:285 lbs. / 129.3 kg.
Earnings: $70,058,770 ($92,696,258*)

Eddy Curry: Stephon Marbury felt betrayed by Isiah Thomas

What was the Larry Brown and Stephon Marbury beef like behind the scenes? Eddy Curry: They were neighbors. Literally, we all lived in the same neighborhood. Me, Stephon, Isiah. They literally were neighbors. Their backyards backed up to each other. They didn’t have fences. If Isiah went into his backyard to his pool, he could be standing right there shaking Steph’s hand if he wanted to. They were that close. Knowing Steph, he felt betrayed in a lot of situations. He felt like he had Isiah’s back in situations, and Isiah didn’t have his back in situations. Once that trust is broken, and somebody feels this isn’t about a team, everybody starts pointing fingers.
Eddy Curry: People don’t know. These younger people only see Jay Williams as the guy on TV. We know Jay Will to be one of the most electric guards I’ve ever seen. Me and Jamal had been friends since I was in high school… Jamal was coming off an ACL injury. Every year they were drafting a guard. Jamal, who we know today, is one of the best guards ever, but this was him back in 2001-2004. I was there when they drafted Kirk Hinrich. I saw the toll it took on him. I saw the hurt and determination when they drafted Jay Will… When they drafted him (Williams), they did their best to make him feel super special. I felt like they didn’t really do that for all of us. My younger self felt that way. They wanted all of us to be at the training facility when he came. Nobody was there when I came or Jamal.
Eddy Curry: The first road trip I went on, Kendall Gill was the first male that I saw who put so much into his hygiene. We’d take a shower, put on some lotion and get out of there. Kendall would take a shower, come out and do his hair, give himself a fresh haircut every time he got out of the shower. He’d put oils on and spray himself with all types of cologne. We went on the road, and the first time we got off the elevator going to our rooms, and there was a trail of rose petals going from the elevator to Kendall’s room. I’m like, “What the heck is going on?” He winked at us and said, “Yeah, young fella. You’ve got to step your game up.”
Eddy Curry: As a player, you realize it’s a business, but you want to feel some sort of stability and trust. When I got there, it was training camp. I went to my room, and there was a fruit basket in my room. It was partially eaten. It had the tag on there, and it was to Mike Sweetney. I get to practice the next day. I’m talking to Jamal Crawford, and he’s super hyped that I’m there. A lot of guys are hyped I’m there, but they’re sad Mike is gone. They told me he cried because they told Mike about the rumors, and they kept telling him, “We’re not going to trade you.” They traded him. It just messed him up and was tough on him.