So this happened.
Here’s a stat via Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun Sentinel:
Strangest math in all of sports, ever. Eddy Curry: 525 career regular-season games. ZERO career playoff games. One championship ring.
Curry is now forever a part of NBA folklore, along with Darko Milicic and Adam Morrison as players who won NBA championships by sitting on the bench. (Granted, Darko has become a serviceable player in these past several seasons, but won a ring with the Detroit Pistons back in 2004 while playing only 1.8 minutes per game in 8 playoff games, only 3 of which were in the finals… thanks basketball-reference).
I will admit that I have been a little more than upset at the fact that a player like Curry, known for being out of shape and has lived on the bench for almost all of the past three seasons (here’s me on my personal blog), but you honestly can’t be too upset with what he’s been through, especially in his career. From cardiac problems to alleged harassment charges to murdered family to foreclosure, if anyone needed a break in life, it was Eddy Curry. I try to not be judgmental on anyone, so I won’t make assumptions on Curry’s character or life, so all I can really do is congratulate the man. Congrats Eddy Curry, you’re an NBA Champion.