Friday, June 19, 2009

Great Sports Name Hall of Fame Nominee - JamesOn Curry

JamesOn Curry was brought up on a Tobacco farm in North Carolina. His excellent first name is a combination of the names of his father (James) and grandfather (Leon), creating this sort of super name that looks an awful lot like a regular name with a spelling mistake.

After a decent college career at Oklahoma State, Curry was drafted in the second round (51st pick overall) of the 2007 Draft by the Chicago Bulls. Almost exactly a year later Curry was released with only $100,000 and some time with the Iowa Energy of the NBA Developmental League to show for it. Curry has yet to play a game in the NBA, and was recently released by Pau-Orthez of the French League after failing to impress coaches.

More interesting aspects of Curry's life? 2 arrests, one career hampering. In 2004, Curry was one of 49 students arrested for possession with intent to sell of marijuana. He had a scholarship to UNC that he then lost, resulting in his move to Oklahama State, a move that likely cost him at least a few draft positions.

A later, very funny post NBA arrest came in 2008 in Idaho. Curry was peeing in public, which apparently is not arrest worthy and just gets you a ticket or citation. But when the cop came to issue said citation, Curry ran, which is in fact arrest worthy. So Curry was arrested, paid a $600 bail, and ended up getting suspended for two games by the NBA. When you gotta go you gotta go I guess.
Regardless, JamesOn Curry is now eligible to be entered into the Great Sports Name Hall of Fame.

To see the best sports names of all time, visit the Truly Great Names page.
To see some good sports names that were voted out, visit the Good Names page.
To see the current voting ballot, visit the Ballot page.

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