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Eddy Curry pulls out of Miami charity game, Caron Butler to play

Oct 8, 2011, 7:44 PM EDT

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Eddy Curry had lost all that weight, reportedly 100 lbs. making him the Biggest Loser in the good way for the first time in his career. His coming out party was supposed to be the charity event in Miami alongside Dwyane Wade, LeBron James, and Mario Chalmers, members (or former in restricted free-agent Mario Chalmers’ case) of the Heat team that’s been exploring signing Curry. So it was all set.

Yeah, so, he’s not playing. From Brian Windhorst of ESPN:

2 telling items from Miami exhibition: Eddy Curry backed out again; Udonis Haslem not playing, perhaps recovered from ankle surgery

via Twitter / @WindhorstESPN: 2 telling items from Miami ….

Notably, Windhorst also reports Caron Butler will give it a go. This will be Butler’s first organized game in public since his knee injury ended his season. That’s a big deal, especially for Mark Cuban who will look to re-sign Butler as wing was the only real weakness for the Mavericks down the stretch (obviously since, you know, they won the title).

Curry’s absence isn’t crushing to his goals of getting back to the league. He’ll have workouts and in reality, not playing may be better for his shot. But it’s kind of a shame. Curry did play for the Melo league in a few exhibitions, but this was supposed to be a little more publicized.

 

  1. edmazeing1 - Oct 8, 2011 at 8:34 PM

    could have showed the update picture of Curry!!!

  2. 23yankees - Oct 8, 2011 at 9:27 PM

    Couldn’t find a uniform to fit him.. should have borrowed CC’s.

  3. rajbais - Oct 9, 2011 at 12:49 AM

    He probably dropped out because people would notice that he gained 75 of the alleged pounds back!!!

  4. goforthanddie - Oct 9, 2011 at 2:13 AM

    Why did he drop out, were they not supplying a catering table?

  5. surly1n1nd1anapol1s - Oct 9, 2011 at 3:22 PM

    The free doughnuts that were promised didn’t arrive.

  6. cantonbound13 - Oct 10, 2011 at 10:47 AM

    What weight was he before he lost the 100 lbs.? I wouldn’t doubt it if you told me he was 400 lbs.

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