*Eddy Curry of the New York Knicks was ordered to pay back a $570,000 loan, plus interest, to Allstar Capital after failing to convince a judge that he was unable to afford it.
According to the New York Daily News, the $10.5 million benchwarmer tried to argue that he already has too many expenses to pay, including $6,000 to his personal chef, $17,000 a month on rent, $425 on satellite TV and another $30,000 on “household expenses.”
He also owes $350,000 to NBA star Juwan Howard, the unpaid mortgage on his mansion and tuition for private school. His parents, sister and father-in-law get another $16,000 a month, and relatives have driven away with some of the 12 cars he’s purchased.
Supreme Court Justice Jane Solomon ordered Curry to pay $75,000 a month plus interest. She’s also allowing Allstar to seize three of Curry’s cars: a pair of 2009 Land Rovers and a Phantom convertible.
His lawyer claimed Monday it won’t come to that because both sides have reached a “mutually satisfactory resolution.”
As the Daily News reported last year, Curry asked the Knicks for an $8 million advance to help him escape his financial black hole, but the team only fronted him $2 million. He has sued his former agent, charging his money was mishandled.
The 2001 first round draft pick is frequently injured and has played only 10 games in the last two seasons, averaging just under four points a game last year.
Last year, Curry was sued by his former limo driver, who accused the 7-foot-tall center of pleasuring himself in the nude while panting, “Come and touch it.”