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Former NBA baller Eddy Curry loses $6.2 million mansion after blowing $70 million

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Another day, another NBA baller goes broke. Former Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks center Eddy Curry has become another cautionary tale of athlete financial failure when he lost his Burr Ridge, Ill. mansion to foreclosure at the end of 2012.

According to Realtor:

Despite earning an estimated $70 million in his basketball-playing career, Curry found himself nearly $220,000 behind on his $3.7 million mortgage in 2009. He was ultimately foreclosed on in March 2012 and the home was later sold at a sheriff’s sale.

The Chicago Tribune reported that the custom-built mansion the hooper paid $6.2 million for in 2006 it has been listed by its lender for $3.999 million.

Curry appeared in two games for the Dallas Mavericks last season before being waived to open a roster spot for Troy Murphy. In 527 career NBA games, the 30-year-old holds lifetime averages of 12.9 points per game and 5.2 rebound per game. He is currently lacing it up for the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association.

Check out photos of his former property below. – ruthie hawkins/@ruubabie