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Encyclopedia > Eddy Curry
Eddy Curry
Position Center
Nickname E-City
Height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Weight 285 lb (130 kg)
Team New York Knicks
Nationality Flag of United States United States
Born December 5, 1982 (1982-12-05) (age 24)
Calumet City, Illinois
College none
Draft 4th overall, 2001
Chicago Bulls
Pro career 2001–present
Former teams Chicago Bulls (2000–05)

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High school

Curry was regarded as one of the best high school basketball players in the nation as a senior at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois. Curry led his team to second place in the 2001 IHSA State Playoffs. Curry is one of three current professional athletes who call Thornwood their alma matter, the others being St. Louis Cardinals pitcher Mark Mulder, and Chicago Cubs outfielder Cliff Floyd. South Holland is a village in Cook County, Illinois, United States. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) is one of 521 state high school associations in the United States, designed to regulate competition in interscholastic events at the high school level. ... Major league affiliations National League (1892–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 2, 6, 9, 14, 17, 20, 42, 42, 45, 85 Name St. ... Mark Alan Mulder (born August 5, 1977 in South Holland, Illinois) is a left-handed starting pitcher for the St. ... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1889) (a. ... Cornelius Clifford Floyd (born December 5, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a left fielder in Major League Baseball. ...


NBA Draft

Curry had signed a letter of intent to play at DePaul University but declared himself eligible for the 2001 NBA Draft in which the Chicago Bulls made him the fourth overall pick. The decision to draft Curry and pair him alongside fellow rookie Tyson Chandler was a major surprise to many basketball fans given that both players were high school seniors. In trying to rebuild from the Michael Jordan era, both Curry and Chandler wore uniform numbers that when put together read 23; Curry wore number 2, and Chandler number 3. Not to be confused with DePauw University, a liberal arts university with a similar pronunciation. ... 2001 NBA Draft — 27 June 2001 – New York City, New York Kwame Brown became the first high school player to be drafted number one overall in draft history. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tyson Cleotis Chandler (born October 2, 1982 in Hanford, California) is an American professional basketball player for the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets of the NBA. Standing 71, he plays at the power forward and center positions. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ...


Professional career

Curry's contribution was limited during his rookie year due to limited minutes. Curry did improve in his second year, leading the NBA in field goal percentage (58.5%) and becoming the first Bull to lead the league in a major statistical category since Michael Jordan in 1998. His 2002-03 season was widely considered a disappointment as he failed to live up to expectations after a strong finish to the previous year. In the 2004-05 season the Bulls improved by 28 wins and made the playoffs as the 22-year-old Curry led the team in scoring before being hospitalized with an irregular heartbeat. This caused him to miss the last 13 games of the regular season and the entire playoffs. On June 24, 2005, heart specialists cleared Curry to resume practice. On October 3, 2005, after refusing on privacy grounds to submit to a DNA test, as requested by Bulls management to assess whether he has a congenital heart condition, Curry was traded to the New York Knicks. The trade included the Bulls' Antonio Davis, as well as the Knicks' Mike Sweetney, Tim Thomas, and Jermaine Jackson. First round draft picks were also exchanged in the trade - which later came back to haunt the Knicks as they had a poor 2005-06 season in which Curry averaged 13.6 points and 6.0 rebounds per game (numbers that were significantly down from the previous season). Curry's inability to defend and rebound was a source of frustration for former coaches Scott Skiles and Larry Brown. When asked by a reporter in 2003 what Curry needed to do to become a better rebounder, Skiles simply replied: "Jump."[1] The 2006-07 season has seen a resurgence in Curry's performance under new coach Isiah Thomas, with Curry anointed the team's primary offensive option, averaging career highs in points (19.6), rebounds (7.1), and minutes (34.9) per game. On April 7, 2007 Curry scored a career-best 43 points in an overtime win over the Milwaukee Bucks; his first three-pointer of the season forcing the game into the extra period.[2] Curry is 2 for 2 from three-point range in his NBA career.[2] In basketball, the term field goal is the term for any basket not made from the free throw line. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ... The 2004-05 NBA season was the 59th season of the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... Current NBA Playoff logo. ... June 24 is the 175th day of the year (176th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 190 days remaining. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 3 is the 276th day of the year (277th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ... Antonio Lee Davis (born October 31, 1968 in Oakland, California) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. ... // zyko fucking [pretty much a free-for-all now] - The Zyko Whining Hour 07/06/05 @ 12:11 AM now i want to preface this by saying that gwilym wogan has been and still is my friend for many years you need to chill out a bit with your recent... Timothy (Tim) Mark Thomas (born on February 26, 1977, in Paterson, New Jersey) is an American professional basketball player in the NBA for the Los Angeles Clippers. ... Jermaine Jackson (born June 7, 1976 in Detroit, Michigan) is a professional basketball player in the NBA, currently unsigned. ... Scott Allen Skiles (born March 5, 1964 in LaPorte, Indiana) is a former professional basketball player and current head coach of the Chicago Bulls. ... Larry Brown For other people of the same name, see Larry Brown (disambiguation). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Isiah Lord Thomas III () (born April 30, 1961, in Chicago, Illinois) is a retired American professional basketball player in the NBA, and is currently the head coach and president of basketball operations for the NBAs New York Knicks (most likely will be fired shortly). ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


Cardiac problems

Several prominent cardiologists cleared Curry to play, but Barry Maron, a world-renowned specialist in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, suggested the DNA test.[3] During the team's media day, Bulls General Manager John Paxson said he understood the privacy issues involved but insisted the Bulls did not have an ulterior motive; they simply do not want a situation similar to those of former Boston Celtics guard Reggie Lewis or Loyola Marymount star Hank Gathers -- players with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy who collapsed and died. Paxson told reporters the Bulls had offered Curry $400,000 annually for the next fifty years if he failed the genetic test. Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, or HCM, is a disease of the myocardium (the muscle of the heart) in which a portion of the myocardium is hypertrophied (thickened) without any obvious cause. ... The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ... John Paxson John Paxson (born September 29, 1960 in Dayton, Ohio) is a retired basketball player. ... The Boston Celtics are a professional basketball team based in Boston, Massachusetts. ... Reggie Lewis (November 21, 1965 - July 27, 1993) was a basketball player for the Boston Celtics from 1987-1993. ... Loyola Marymount University (LMU) is a comprehensive co-educational private Roman Catholic Jesuit university in Los Angeles, California, USA. The University is one of 28 member institutions of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities and one of five Marymount institutions of higher education. ... Hank Gathers, basketball player for Loyola Marymount University, in a typical moment of his famous jocularity, at Sportscasters Camps of America in Los Angeles in 1989. ...


The test that Eddy Curry was required to take is called Predictive DNA Testing. It has an approximately 10% efficiency at detecting DNA irregularities which may signal the chance of a person developing a specific condition. The practice is illegal in 40 states. Such testing does not reveal the presence of a condition but rather seeks out irregularities which can be used to determine if a person may be susceptible to developing a specific condition. It is far from an established science and has also been known to produce as many false positives as true positives. The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ...


From the standpoint of an NBA player, if the test produced a false positive which you would be unable to determine until decades down the road when you would know whether or not the person actually did or did not develop the disease, you may have just ended the career of a pro player based entirely on a test that has a 10% efficiency. The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ...


In the end, even the very doctor that suggested the DNA test cleared Eddy Curry to resume playing, merely suggesting Curry take the test; he never actually demanded it. It has been suggested that the episodes he suffered could have been the result of a poor diet Curry was following in an effort to lose weight, as stipulated by the Bulls in order to obtain a new — and larger — contract. There is speculation Curry may have used ephedra to enhance his weight loss, which could potentially have compounded the situation. The structure of part of a DNA double helix Deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) is a nucleic acid that contains the genetic instructions for the development and function of living organisms. ... Ephedra in medicine. ...


Awards and accomplishments

NBA

In basketball, the term field goal is the term for any basket not made from the free throw line. ... The 2002-03 NBA season is the 57th season of the National Basketball Association. ...

Pre-NBA

  • USA Today First Team All-American
  • PARADE Magazine High School Player of the Year
  • Earned Illinois Mr. Basketball honors
  • MVP of the McDonald's All-American game after scoring 28 points with 8 rebounds and 4 blocked shots in leading the West to a 131-125 victory
  • Led Thornwood High School to the Illinois State Championship game, averaging 22.0 points, 9.0 rebounds and 6.0 blocked shots, shooting .640 from the floor, including 25.0 points and 10.0 rebounds in the state tournament. ... Averaged 24.6 points and 11.2 rebounds, along with 4.8 blocks, as a junior.

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Notes

  1. ^ http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/360620p-307293c.html
  2. ^ a b Curry nets 43, grabs 13 boards and forces OT with 3-pointer, April 8, 2007
  3. ^ http://www.medpagetoday.com/Cardiology/Arrhythmias/tb/1843

External links

2001 NBA Draft
First Round
Kwame Brown | Tyson Chandler | Pau Gasol | Eddy Curry | Jason Richardson | Shane Battier | Eddie Griffin | DeSagana Diop | Rodney White | Joe Johnson | Kedrick Brown | Vladimir Radmanović | Richard Jefferson | Troy Murphy | Steven Hunter | Kirk Haston | Michael Bradley | Jason Collins | Zach Randolph | Brendan Haywood | Joseph Forte | Jeryl Sasser | Brandon Armstrong | Raül López | Gerald Wallace | Samuel Dalembert | Jamaal Tinsley | Tony Parker
Second Round
Trenton Hassell | Gilbert Arenas | Omar Cook | Will Solomon | Terence Morris | Brian Scalabrine | Jeff Trepagnier | Damone Brown | Mehmet Okur | Michael Wright | Earl Watson | Jamison Brewer | Bobby Simmons | Eric Chenowith | Kyle Hill | Sean Lampley | Loren Woods | Ousmane Cisse | Antonis Fotsis | Ken Johnson | Ruben Boumtje-Boumtje | Alton Ford | Andre Huston | Jarron Collins | Kenny Satterfield | Maurice Jeffers | Robertas Javtokas | Alvin Jones | Bryan Bracey

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Eddy Curry: Information from Answers.com (789 words)
Curry was regarded as one of the best if not the best high school basketball player in the nation as a senior at Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois.
Curry declared himself eligible for the 2001 NBA Draft in which the Chicago Bulls made him the fourth overall pick.
Curry did improve in his second year, leading the NBA in field goal percentage (58.5%) and becoming the first Bull to lead the league in a major statistical category since Michael Jordan in 1998.
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Eddy Curry had just four points and two rebounds on 1-of-2 shooting in a win over the Nuggets on Wednesday.
Eddy Curry had 17 points, 14 rebounds and three blocks before fouling out of Wednesday's triple-overtime marathon that saw the Knicks beat the Grizzlies.
Curry shot 10-for-13 from the floor and showed what he's capable of on the offensive end.
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