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Eddy Curry loves New York

Time to worry about Curry?

Time to worry about Curry?

Now Eddy Curry hasn’t played much basketball this season (2 minutes, 38 seconds), but working in New York must have its perks. Fine dining establishments, front row seats to Knicks games and your own driver taking care of ‘all’ your needs. Coach D’Antoni hinted at the big fellas knee injuries and how they could be stemming from his tub of flub. With the Knicks running an up tempo offensive system, Curry needs to be in strong game shape and form in order to fit into this offense. He’s currently overweight and not dropping too many pounds anytime soon. Curry was set be the enforcer for the Knicks, but with the knee injury has not been able to contribute. Tyson Chandler had this to say about his friend “Maybe his opportunity will come elsewhere. There are so many teams in this league, especially in the East, where they bang and grind. There is a place for big guys that score on the block.” Knicks have been rumored to be offering Curry in trade talks.

The weight problems aren’t the only issues in Eddy’s New York state of mind. Former driver, David Kuchinsky presented a sexual harassment suit against the Knick center. He claims that Curry tried to solicit gay sex from him. Kuchinsky also claims Curry approached him in the nude saying “Look at me, Dave, look” and “Come and touch it, Dave.” He also claims he was ordered “out of the scope of his employment” to remove and wash Eddy’s dirty tag rags.

It doesn’t end here. Kuchinsky, both straight and Jewish, claims racial discrimination saying Curry threw racial slurs at him including “f—ing Jew,” “cracker,” “white slave,” “white devil” and “grandmaster of the KKK.” He also says Curry allegedly pointed a gun at him on two separate occasions, showing him a bullet present in the chamber. A groggy Isiah Thomas would then limp in calling Kuchinsky a “b*tch” and yank the gold chain from Kuchinsky’s neck. He would then offer it in a trade for two twinkies and a slim Jim to the pawn shop down the street. (Isiah comments are only harsh rumors)

He was hired as his full-time chauffeur but eventually became his errand boy and a character for abuse. Kuchinsky says he is owed $68,000 in unpaid wages, as well as $25,000 in expenses for which Curry never repaid him.
Curry’s lawyer, Kelly Saindon, denied all of allegations, calling them “absolutely untrue,” and saying Kuchinsky began making a series of claims for unpaid wages several months ago, upping the ante each time. Curry refused to comment before last night’s game.

From fat boy to frat boy!

RaginRondo

January 13, 2009 Posted by | NBA | , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Miles Away from Ordinary

Darius Miles

Darius Miles

As Darius Miles was ready to clear waivers Friday morning, an interesting yet bullying memo was sent out to the other 29 teams in the NBA. The Portland Trailblazers released an email threatening any team with legal action who was to sign or claim Miles off of waivers just to put a burden on the Blazers salary cap. If Miles was to play in two more games this season, his 18 million dollar contract would count against the Portland salary cap and force them to pay the NBA luxury tax next summer. They will probably be charged 8 million against the cap which is a lot of money. This especially for a guy they signed in 2004 for 6 years, 48 million dollars. Miles would go on to get hurt in 2006 and never play for the Trailblazers again. Portland listed his injury as career-ending and thought they parted ways with the former star.
One must admit this kind of threat is ridiculous yet reasonable for a team whose money could be in danger. In no way should any team control the rights of a player like Miles to ever play in the NBA again.

The players association had this to say; “Their attempt to intimidate the other 29 NBA teams by threatening frivolous litigation merely for signing this capable NBA veteran is a clear violation of the anti-collusion and other provisions of our Collective Bargaining Agreement. We will vigorously defend Darius’ rights.”

Let’s put this in Board Game terms. Refer to a monopoly board, Portland places Miles in jail forever. Do not pass go do not lose 18 million dollars. Now the Memphis Grizzlies are the get out of jail free card (signed Miles to a 10-day contract). If he plays in 2 more games it’s like Portland landed on Park Place and Boardwalk which the NBA owns. Now did Memphis do this to spite Portland? Probably and kudos to them for doing so. The Grizzlies may think a player like Miles may be of some use to their team for 10 days. “Darius Miles is focused on one thing — that’s returning to play basketball. That’s it. He’s not focusing on any of those other issues,” said agent Jeff Wechsler. Not to mention, a threat like this has never worked in favor of the person threatening. It all stems from what any child does on a normal basis. Billy don’t touch the hot stove. Of course Billy touches the stove, he’s curious to see what hot feels like. Lawsuits and threats, now if that doesn’t describe America in a nutshell, I don’t know what does.

RaginRondo

January 13, 2009 Posted by | NBA | , , | Leave a comment