Monday, July 30, 2007

Chicago hates basketball players

In the second such robbery in weeks of an NBA player with Chicago roots, New York Knicks center Eddy Curry and his family were robbed at gunpoint in his suburban Chicago home early Saturday morning. Deputy chief of police John Madden said three offenders restrained Curry, his family and an employee with duct tape inside the Burr Ridge home. No one was injured in the incident, and the robbers made off with cash and jewelry. The Web site for Chicago's CBS affiliate reported a total of $10,000 in cash was taken from Curry's home. The value of the jewelry was not determined.

"We [are] aware of the situation and are very thankful that Eddy Curry and his family are safe," the Knicks said in a statement. "He told us it was a traumatic experience. At this time we are aware that the local authorities are handling the situation." Madden said police believe it was not a random incident.

If I was Chris Duhan or Luol Deng, I would be in the GM's office asking for a deal to somewhere safer, like Milwaukee. I mean what better way for the Bucks to get even with Yi Jianlian then to deal him to the Bulls. Having a glock pressed up against your tonsils is a great way to learn that playing for the Bucks wouldn't have been so bad.

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