NBA player, Eddy Curry, showing that his contract is not the only thing that's fat.
Eddy Curry's name came up recently as a trade was completed involving New York, not as a player involved but rather as the now-inveterate "expiring contract."
Curry is, ostensibly, still a player in the NBA judging by all the tattoos and his seven-foot frame, but this is the final season of the embarrassment that is his $11-million-per-year contract.
The Knicks have finally rid themselves of the dubious distinction of having the worst-controlled payroll in the league, a reputation which came about largely due to Curry's signing and the $20 million Stephon Marbury was stealing annually from New York for several seasons.
In actuality, all of this talk of big-market teams "stealing players" is somewhat unjustified, given that the two main "thieves," New York and Miami, are actually well down the list of team payrolls, sitting at 16th and 20th in the league, respectively.
Supposed "small-market" teams like Memphis, Portland, Atlanta and Toronto all pay out more than these big, bad "large-market" teams.
Anyway, Minnesota is now paying Eddy Curry the last money he will see from the NBA.
The next time we hear about the player once dubbed "Baby Shaq," it will be for something terrible, I'm afraid.