BALTIMORE — On a night when the NBA’s biggest stars showed their stuff on the court, one of the league’s biggest humans proved why he cannot do the same.
While Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Carmelo Anthony and a host of other NBA players flew up and down the court, catching alley-oops from every angle, Eddy Curry, who was rumored to be playing in the hastily arranged exhibition, stayed where he is most comfortable: at the concession stand. His performance did not disappoint.
Though official totals are spotty due to the nature of summer league exhibitions, the generally held consensus is that Curry purchased six Snickers, four two-packs of Reese’s peanut butter cups, four bags of popcorn, two slices of pizza, a single package of apple-flavored Sour Punch straws and two 20-oz. Diet Cokes during the 48 minute game. By all accounts, it was a dominant display of calorie consumption.
“That’s just me doing me,” said Curry, who has reportedly lost nearly 50 pounds in an effort to earn another NBA contract. “I’ve been known to put away some food, and when you get in to an environment like this, you’ve got to prove you still got it. I was just having fun out there.”
Immediately following Curry’s binge, fans were buzzing that the former Bull, Knick and Timberwolf was already back in midseason form. 12-year-old Phillip Adler said, “I’ve never seen anybody eat like that. Not even when mom takes us to the candy shop and tells us to go crazy. I kind of got a little bit sick, actually.”
“You know, it felt good to get out there and really get my eat on again. I’m back like I never missed a meal. This is my first time coming out and actually eating this summer, and it felt good. I’m not sure if Golden Corral is still open, but I’m about ready for dinner.”