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Eddy Curry could debut for the Heat Thursday. We’re serious.

Jan 18, 2012, 7:41 PM EDT

Eddy Curry AP

Yes, Thursday night Hitler and Jack the Ripper may get in a snowball fight in Hell, also.

Long dismissed — but well paid — center Eddy Curry could make his debut for the Miami Heat, reports our own Ira Winderman at the Sun Sentinel.

Instead of again summarily ruling the bulky veteran center out of Thursday night’s game against the Los Angeles Lakers at AmericanAirlines Arena, Miami Heat coach Erik Spoelstra left the door ajar after Wednesday’s practice.

“Possibly,” Spoelstra said, with the bulk of Andrew Bynum looming. “I’ll reevaluate day to day. If it doesn’t happen tomorrow or this week, it’s soon.”

For the record, the last time Eddy Curry set foot on an NBA court it was Dec. 17, 2009. Injuries and weight problems have plagued his career.

But the Heat were desperate enough for help in the paint that they gave him a chance. And while not about to be confused with Manute Bol anytime soon, Curry said he has shed more than 70 pounds from his peak weight. Which was pushing close to 400 pounds.

We don’t know what his weight is now, but down enough he might see the court. So just to summarize, Eddy Curry apparently will be back on the court for the Heat before the injured Dwyane Wade (who is officially day-to-day with a sprained ankle but does not appear ready to go up against Kobe Bryant Thursday).

  1. jmclarkent - Jan 18, 2012 at 7:49 PM

    How far has Eddy fallen? He has been confused (picture above) with Dexter Pittman…

  2. brooklynbulls - Jan 18, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    An Eddy Curry sighting is as mystical as the loch ness monster. No real photo exists. The site did the best they could with that pic! I have heard that Curry is a tall black guy….close

    Seriously if this guy plays I have to see it to believe it. The Bulls had high hopes for this guy when he was drafted with the fourth pick. This is definitely his last chance.

  3. danielwold - Jan 18, 2012 at 9:52 PM

    the dudes like 28. he still has a few years left

    • philtration - Jan 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM

      Left to do what?
      Eat himself into an early grave?

    • brooklynbulls - Jan 18, 2012 at 11:00 PM

      Sorry Danny, but the fragile and portly, possessing the motivation of a gnat, don’t tend to age well or do well in professional sports. He hasnt played since 2009….we’re talking close to three years ago and three teams ago.

      • miamatt - Jan 18, 2012 at 11:48 PM

        More like two years, his last game was Dec. 17 2009.

        Still, he is a longshot. If he gives anything to the Heat it will be a bonus for them, They had nothing else at center to begin with so it isn’t a big risk. Curry knows this is his last shot, so taking a shot at his revival makes sense for Miami.

        The Heat have a history of successful reclamation projects like Ike Austin but this would put all others to shame if it yields anything at all.

  4. glink123 - Jan 18, 2012 at 11:47 PM

    Paxson was a genius for not re-signing this bum back when he was a Bull. Talk about a complete waste of life.

    • mannyfresh209 - Jan 19, 2012 at 1:20 AM

      A waste of life? Go suck an egg

  5. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 19, 2012 at 1:23 AM

    It’s amazing. Only a story about the Miami Heat will elicit a Hitler reference and a Jack the Ripper reference. And the story is about their 3rd string Center. Did you put down Osama Bin Laden first and then decide it was too soon so you switched it out for JTR? I mean the press conference 19 months ago was over rhenium but it was just a press conference.

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jan 19, 2012 at 1:53 PM

      meant to say the press conference was over the top, not “over rhenium”. Damn I-Phone touchscreen

  6. drewdatwit84 - Jan 19, 2012 at 7:51 AM

    Good grief! Give the man a shot. Let him try to make a SERIOUS attempt at a career before y’all start dumping on him. U guys are calling him out before strike 3, gee whiz, let the man try. (baseball reference in a basketball topic. Oops lol)

  7. suhnum1fan - Jan 19, 2012 at 5:15 PM

    Eddie Curry gay!!!

  8. glink123 - Jan 19, 2012 at 11:35 PM

    Seven kids with three different women. $80 million dollars over an 11 year NBA career, which ended because he gained more than 100 pounds dieting on cheeseburgers and candy bars. Yeah, a waste of life is exactly what he is.

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