Sulico wrote:durden_tyler wrote:Sulico wrote:The guy was pure trash, on and off the court.
Had no work ethic, or any discipline for that matter, was terrible at about every aspect of the game except scoring under the rim.
Really dumb with money, relationships, you name it.
And yeah, he was fat NBA player! This is so ridiculous, it can't be not funny.
So now he what, thinks it all just doesn't matter because he had some tragedy in his life. Everybody have tragedies in their life.
How about instead of sponsoring your "homies" you take care of your second family, if you were dumb enough to make it, buy them some nice house and move them to safe neighborhood? How about you actually do your job, especially if it's one of the greatest job in the world.
I have no sympathy for this guy. Life gave him a lot of chances, chances 99.9999% of us don't have, and he blew them all and now he tries to act like a victim. He's not, he's just a dumb, lazy dude and people have the right to ridicule him for it.
i don't know man. Everyone gets a chance to turn their life around. Maybe it comes later for some, and appears to be for Eddy Curry.
And I'm not saying I don't wish him best of luck. But respect is earned not given. And if he thinks he can earn it acting like a victim when he's not, he's wrong.ProfessorJM wrote:People can criticize Curry all they want and say they don't feel sorry or whatever, but no way do I not feel sorry for any person in this world who has to find out they lost a child. I just can't imagine that feeling no matter who it is, and I have empathy for that kind of loss even though there is no way I can truly understand it.
It's heartbreaking. But I blame him. We have one job in this world, and it's protecting our women and children. Did he do a good job at it? No. Did he do anything for it? No.
There are at least a billion people in the world who would probably look at you and I and think 'wow, what a waste of opportunity'. To whom more is given, more is expected, this is true. The problem is 'judging others' is very hard to do because people are not the same. This is why, in courts, often times, logic and reason supersedes law.
If you see the same story over and over again, Lamar Odom, Eddy Curry, AI, and so many others, you should be able to deduce that there is a systemic problem. Clearly, everyone has their vices and demons, but you act as if you are an angel and as if you are 100% sure you would succeed given the same circumstances, environment and character traits.
I hope it is becoming less and less frequent where players are entering the league misinformed and getting abused by the system.
Perhaps the NBA needs to take more responsibility on financial planning and ethics training for their players. Perhaps they need to defer their salaries and mandate a much larger pension contribution. Ofcourse people will argue that they have no right to take so much control over people's lives, bla bla.
If I was an agent or someone in the NBA's HR department I would make this the number 1 requirement for rookies entering the league. You will not be eligible to play until you pass a rigorous financial planning course and take an oath to act responsibly with your earnings, most importantly, responsible to yourself.