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Modified 04 Apr 2019, 10:50 IST

#4 Eddy Curry [Comparison: Shaquille O'Neal]

Eddy Curry in action for the Miami Heat
Eddy Curry in action for the Miami Heat

Before Stephen Curry wowed us with his unbelievable shot-making ability, another Curry also made headlines in 2001. Coming out of Harvey, Illinois, the Chicago Bulls were convinced that Eddy Curry would help bring the team back into Finals contention as they selected him with the fourth overall pick in the 2001 NBA Draft.

Prior to the draft, Curry drew comparisons to Shaquille O'Neal due to his wide body size and frame. While Shaq and Curry may have had identical frame and size, the two behemoths never had the same skillset as the latter only averaged 12.9 points and 5.2 rebounds during his 11-year NBA career.

Good numbers but certainly not good enough for someone who was selected above Joe Johnson, Gilbert Arenas, and Tony Parker. However, he won a championship with the Miami Heat during the 2011/12 NBA season. Currently, Curry is playing in the ASEAN Basketball League with the Zhuhai Wolf Warriors.

Published 04 Apr 2019, 10:50 IST
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