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Eddy Curry's Home Invaded

By Benjy Lipsman in News on Jul 30, 2007 2:00PM

2007_07_sports_curry_homeinvasion.jpgThese are dangerous times to be a basketball star in this town. For the second time this month, a Chicago-native NBA star has been the victim of a home invasion.

Early Saturday, former Bulls player Eddy Curry was the victim, when three masked invaders stormed his Burr Ridge home. They restrained Curry, some family members and an employee with duct tape and then stole money and jewelry.

Sounds familiar, doesn't it? In fact, the M.O. sounds suspiciously like the home invasion at Antoine Walker's River North mansion just three weeks ago. Curry and Walker have already spoken to discuss similarities, while Burr Ridge and Chicago police are also cooperating.

Were both basketball players victims of the same brazen gang, or was Curry the victim of copycats? And if the same gang was responsible for both robberies, how and why were Walker and Curry chosen?

What does our inner Grissom tell us?

Well, we all know pro athletes and those around them get involved in very bad things. Were Walker and Curry involved is the same very bad thing? 'Cause that's where we'd start the investigation.

What have Curry and Walker been up during their summer vacation, and who or what connects the two?

The Bulls had better hope that local authorities get to the bottom of things pretty fast, and that these break-ins were tied directly to actions of the two NBA stars. Otherwise the Bulls might have some real issues luring free agents to town next summer.

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