Ever since the Bulls selected him straight out of high school in the 2001 NBA Draft, people have been heavily scrutinizing Eddy Curry. After nine years in the league, many were beginning to wonder if he would ever be able to win a championship. That all changed last week as the Miami Heat’s 14th man/South Beached Whale excitedly cheered from the bench as LeBron James and Co. blew out the Oklahoma City Thunder to clinch the franchise’s second title.
In a postgame interview, Curry excitedly said “Man, I’m so happy for us, WE DID IT! My lifelong dreams have come true!” just before he gored his way through his teammates to get his picture taken with the Larry O’Brien trophy. Curry later revealed his celebration plans of buying out a Golden Corral for a day and having a nonstop gorging session with the trophy.
Heat coach Eric Spoelstra seemed to light up when asked about Curry’s contributions to the team. “Man, we couldn’t have done it without him. His 2.1 points per game and 0.9 rebounds really helped us clinch the No. 2 seed in the East. He also helped keep the rest of the team in shape by eating all the donuts in the locker room before every game. Come playoff time, nobody was a bigger fan of the team than him. I’m overjoyed to be able to share this moment with a special player like Eddy!”