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The Biggest Loser is Eddy Curry, apparently

Aug 14, 2011, 11:34 AM EDT

New York Knicks Media Day 2010

Here’s your quarterly update on Eddy Curry’s continuing efforts to lose an entire person in weight.

As the former Knicks center continues to try and get back into shape to make a roster next season, with the Heat at the top of his list, he’s trying to lose as much of that heftiness as possible. He’s been working out with noted trainer Tim Grover in Chicago day and night since his release from the Timberwolves and according to the Miami Herald, he’s dropped even more weight.

Center Eddy Curry is increasing his chances of generating serious interest from the Heat. Respected Chicago-based trainer Tim Grover said last week that since Curry’s workout with Miami in late June, he has lost another 28 pounds and is now at 300. Curry weighed 350 when he auditioned for Miami in March. Curry intrigues Pat Riley, who might offer him a minimum deal postlockout if he loses another 12 pounds or so. His skills “are there, no question,” Grover said.

via Miami Dolphins look to further maximize skills of some incumbents – Sports Buzz – MiamiHerald.com.

At 300 pounds after five months of training, his skills aren’t the only thing that’s there without question. Hilariously, Curry was listed at 295 officially last fall for the official weight statements on rosters. So according to his official listing (which is never accurate for any player), Curry has trained for five months to gain five pounds.

Still, considering Curry was rumored to be pushing four bills at one point this year, that’s a pretty impressive amount of weight loss. If he keeps it up and can get down to 285-ish, he’ll be in range for standard NBA center size. From there it’s just a matter of convincing Pat Riley to take a chance on him. Take a quick look at the list of guys who played for the Heat in the playoffs at center, not just were on roster, but actually played (hi, Jamal Magloire!), Curry’s got as good a chance as anyone.

Good for Curry to continue with his training. It would have been easy to fall off the wagon once the lockout started.

(HT: Eddy Curry)

  1. edmazeing1 - Aug 14, 2011 at 1:08 PM

    Damn his money must be almost gone, jamarcus russell will do the same when his money gets low!!!

  2. thetooloftools - Aug 14, 2011 at 5:34 PM

    Is that his picture from the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade when they floated him ?

  3. blackandpurple52 - Aug 15, 2011 at 1:17 AM

    he need to go ON the biggest loser is what you meant to say..right?

  4. sinister23 - Aug 15, 2011 at 3:40 AM

    Yea, your fat a$$ is the missing piece of the puzzle in Miami….i should hit the gym and try out too.

  5. cordae - Aug 15, 2011 at 5:31 PM

    I too poke fun at the guy for eating people in his past but he’s trying now. I know its hard for me at 200 pounds to lose weight so i know its damn hard for him at 350. But he’s trying, and I applaud him.

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