Eddy Curry is despised by New York Knicks fans for being the symbol of the black-hole decade of the 2000s. When the team revolved around his on-court exploits, the Knicks largely struggled, falling to a 23-59 record at worst.
However, when the team decided to move into a different direction and bench him permanently, his contract become an immovable object, so they couldn't get better during the offseason. He played 10 games for the Knicks in over two-and-a-half seasons, racketing nearly $32 million in salary during that time as New York continued to falter.
It was easy to be angry at Curry then, but a small part of me admired him. Here was a man who had it made. Curry found a way to be paid millions of dollars to have a front row seat to 82 NBA games every season. I had to pay $10 to watch the Knicks in the upper deck when they had that deal going during the aforementioned 23-59 days.
So here's to you, Eddy Curry, and every other player on each team in the NBA who has the worst contract imaginable. You may drive your fans insane, but a tip of the cap to all of you for having it made.