Home of ex-NBA player Eddy Curry comes to market in Chicago

eddy-curry-dallasFormer Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks center Eddy Curry became another cautionary tale of athlete financial woe when he lost his Burr Ridge, Ill. mansion to foreclosure last year.

Despite earning an estimated $70 million in his basketball-playing career, Curry found himself nearly $220,000 behind on his $3.7 million mortgage in 2009.

He was ultimately foreclosed on in March 2012 and the home was later sold at a sheriff’s sale.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the custom-built mansion Curry paid $6.2 million for in 2006 has been listed by its lender for $3.999 million.

The expansive manse offers seven bedrooms, nine fireplaces, 11 bathrooms and 9,340 square feet of living space.

Curry himself has admitted he doesn’t know how he squandered his massive fortune.

Yet the oft-injured center insists that he’s clueless — any financial fouls, he said, were committed by his accountant, Lamont Carter.

The bean counter, who was also his manager, collected Curry’s income and was supposed to pay his bills in full.

They included $115,000 for a 7-carat engagement ring, $33,000 for a pair of diamond earrings and $285,999 for a men’s diamond and gold chain. Not to mention $4.5 million for the Illinois mansion Curry shares with his family.

So where is Curry now? Currently lacing it up for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association. He was last spotted in an NBA game last season, when he suited up for the Dallas Mavericks for a pair of games. Curry was later waived to open a roster spot for Troy Murphy.

In 527 career NBA games, the 30-year-old played for the Chicago Bulls, the New York Knicks and the Miami Heat. He averaged career high 19.5 ppg and 7 rpg for the Knicks during the 2006-07 NBA season.

He holds career averages of 12.9 ppg and 5.2 rpg in 24.9 minutes of playing time.


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