Eddy Curry shares one of his bigger regrets; recounts fallout with Bulls
Eddy Curry was a member of the much-maligned, for its talent level, 2001 draft class. He was selected 4th overall by the Chicago Bulls, straight out of high school, as the franchise tried to claw their way back to relevance.
Curry had a promising start to his NBA career, improving his scoring average every year, until medical reasons forced the Bulls to trade him to the New York Knicks wherein he only had one shining season before going on a downward spiral.
In Suzanne Baker’s recent article for the Chicago Tribune, Eddy Curry sounded off on his experience in Chicago.
“They babied me in Chicago. They really kind of sheltered and kept us kind of concealed and didn’t let us get into a lot of stuff. Then I went to New York and it was total opposite. It was like boom.”
His was a disappointing story of another talented player going to waste. It was obvious that Curry had maturity problems back then, and it’s sad that he was not able to turn things around.
Looking back, Eddy Curry can only wish for one thing he lacks. Something that could have helped put him in a better position today.
“It would be super dope to have a college diploma.”