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Friday, October 15th, 2010 at 10:00 am  |  24 responses

Anthony Mason in Charge of Saving Eddy Curry (UPDATE)

The NY Post reports that the Knicks have put what’s left of Eddy Curry’s career in Anthony Mason’s hands: “Mason, a former Knicks forward who embodied the team’s defense and toughness from the 1991-1996 glory days, wore a Knicks coaching shirt yesterday and appeared briefly on the court. But mostly Mason’s work with Curry will be behind the scenes, in the weight room where they will be workout partners. Curry, who could be cleared for practice in the next two weeks, is out with a right hamstring strain, but the Knicks also want him to lose more weight and Mase is on the case. Curry was not permitted to go to Milan and Paris, partly to work out with Mason. Mason, out of Springfield Gardens, is trying to get back into the league as a coach/special instructor.

UPDATE: The Knicks might want to think about hiring a financial advisor for Eddy. TMZ has the latest on Curry’s money problems: “Curry is being sued by a company called Mojo Development — who claims they loaned the 7-footer $200,000 back in 2008 … but Curry never paid it back. According to the lawsuit, filed days ago in L.A. County Superior Court, Curry is also on the hook for a $25k ‘consulting fee’ and $136,000 in interest from the loan.”

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  • The Philosopher

    At least they are not hanging Curry to dry.

  • vtrobot

    mase, best of luck. take him to get a haircut first.

  • arjae828

    clearly they’re trying to get him in shape so they can showcase him & use him in a trade. Even with an expiring contract, nobody would dare touch him at this point so they’ve got to make him look like an asset. Otherwise he’s not even valuable as a trade chip.

    sidebar: seen anthony mason in person and that’s one scary s.o.b.

  • http://SLAMonline.com GotHandles?

    eddy curry is done. sick of this guy. he’s a clown.

  • Etheknickfan

    MASE probably got eddy washin his drawers

  • Jelte

    His last chance. Grab it, Eddy! Don’t grab another burger!

  • t-sizzle

    Mase: “Run fat boy, or I’ll roast ya @ss for supper!”

  • Papa Smurf

    I like this idea. If he’s not going to listen to Mase, he’s not going to listen to anyone.

  • http://www.bulls.com Enigmatic

    Curry is such a joke. So glad NY took him off Chicago’s hands. And we got Joakim Noah for our troubles. Thanks’ y’all!

  • Josh M

    LOL, this is like a real life “Get Him to the Greek”

  • http://www.bluefont.com Hisham Hamad

    all this money that is mentioned at the end does not even constitute 20% of 1 year’s salary.. even though it is telling that he would have to take out a loan worth 200k

  • D

    Mason’s gonna kill him

  • http://www.michaelcho.com M Cho

    I remember a story same time last season where Eddie Curry had lost a shocking amount of weight, and was in actual game shape. They even had video of the dude, and he was practically unrecognizable cause he was so thin. What the hell happened? Is he that unmotivated?

  • http://www.twitter.com/jtrain73 Jono

    This guy is a joke. Once got injured sitting on a medicine ball. People out there are working hard and he’s paid millions to eat burgers.

  • CONEY ISLANDER

    I COSIGN WITH D. MASE WAS A HORSE!

  • http://google c_cantrell

    better start job searchin bud

  • PapaBearATL

    You can give a guy a buncha dollars and he will still have no (cents)*. No sense of urgency, no sense of self preservation, no common sense… I think Mason will be the team and the Leagues last stand. Zero sympathy for this dude, he is filling space for someone who could use the opportunity he is wasting…

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    He was a pretty good player for a lil while. I forgot noah turned out to be the pick ny traded away, haha

  • http://thetroyblog.com Teddy-the-Bear

    Knicks wouldn’t have known what to do with Noah anyways; they’d trade him once he got good to free up some more cap space because they CLEARLY got LeBron James in 2010.

  • Fat Lever

    Sometimes I wish these guys were subjected to the real world realities we all are. If we showed a fraction of the lack of dedication, aloofness, etc as Curry did in our jobs, we’d be in the unemployment line quick-fast. Ok, you mess up once, fine we’re all human. But a continual display of stuff like this, and you get no sympathy from me. If he doesn’t want to play, then be gone, give your roster spot to someone who gives a f*ck.

  • MikeC.

    This is why the owners are pushing hard to reduce years on guaranteed contracts and to have only portions of the contract guaranteed. Only Bucks fans gripe about Michael Redd’s contract because he’s on their cap, but at least he got hurt playing. Curry got hurt sitting on a yoga ball because it was only designed to support 300 pounds. Everyone hates Curry’s contract. If Ma$e can’t whip him into shape through sheer terror and intimidation, then Curry is hopeless as well as useless.

  • http://slamonline Damian

    I hope the Knicks know what they doin’ because you know Eddy and his situations but I like they guy but I don’t feel he can fit in in certain things not to say he can’t play but he just can’t get his head focus on what’s goin’ on so still trade him.

  • Seven Duece

    Mase doesn’t look like he’s in shape his damn self.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/media/slam-tv/2010/08/video-michael-jordans-love-of-the-game/ notblack

    It’s possible; it’s very possible. Curry+ 1 burger for every 50 pushups=holy fu@#! get what i mean. We need Anton to get on this quick.

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