Eddy Curry was a professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA) for over a decade. He was born on December 5, 1982, in Harvey, Illinois, and attended Thornwood High School in South Holland, Illinois. Curry was a highly touted high school basketball player and was selected fourth overall in the 2001 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls.

Curry played for the Bulls from 2001 to 2005, where he showed flashes of brilliance but struggled with injuries and conditioning issues. In 2005, he was traded to the New York Knicks, where he played for four seasons. During his time with the Knicks, Curry had some of his best seasons, averaging over 19 points and 7 rebounds per game in the 2006-2007 season.

After leaving the Knicks, Curry played for the Miami Heat, where he won an NBA championship in 2012. However, he only played in 14 games that season and was mostly a bench player. Curry's last NBA season was in 2012-2013, where he played for the Dallas Mavericks but only appeared in two games.

Throughout his career, Curry was known for his size and strength, standing at 7 feet tall and weighing over 300 pounds. He was a dominant force in the paint and had a soft touch around the rim. However, his conditioning issues and lack of defensive skills limited his potential as a player.

Off the court, Curry faced personal tragedies, including the murder of his ex-girlfriend and their infant daughter in 2009. He also struggled with financial issues, including a lawsuit from his former driver who claimed Curry owed him over $90,000 in unpaid wages.

Despite his struggles, Curry's basketball career was impressive, with career averages of 13 points and 5 rebounds per game. He was a two-time NBA All-Star and won an NBA championship with the Miami Heat. However, his career was also marked by missed opportunities and unfulfilled potential, leaving many to wonder what could have been if he had been able to stay healthy and focused.