In 2008, it was rumored that Eddy Curry was so desperate for money that he asked the New York Knicks for an advance of $8 million on his salary of nearly $9 million.
The Knicks said no. They gave him $2 million instead and that still didn't save Eddy Curry from financial turmoil.
It's hard to imagine that $2 million can make such little impact in anyone's life, but for athletes the story is commonplace.
With millions of dollars at their behest and delusions of grandeur, many of them fall into a vicious trap of irresponsible planning and overspending.
As is often the case, they lose all of their money before they even know it. Here are 10 former superstar athletes that have gone broke...