Earl Cureton Biography, Age, Net Worth, Pistons, Photo, Twitter

Earl Cureton Biography

Earl Cureton (born September 3, 1957) is an American retired professional basketball player. His nickname was “The Twirl”.He was drafted by the Philadelphia 76ers in the 3rd round of the 1979 NBA draft (58th overall pick) after playing collegiately for Robert Morris University and the University of Detroit.

During his twelve seasons in the National Basketball Association, the 6’9″ forward-center played for the Philadelphia 76ers (1980–1983), Detroit Pistons (1983–1986), Chicago Bulls (1986–87), Los Angeles Clippers (1986–88), Charlotte Hornets (1988–89, 1990–91), Houston Rockets (1993–94) and Toronto Raptors (1996–97). He played 674 NBA regular games and 54 playoff games, averaging 5.4 PPG and 4.7 RPG in 18.4 minutes per game. He won two NBA Championships: with Philadelphia 76ers in 1982/83 and with Houston Rockets in 1993/94.

Earl Cureton Age

Cureton was born on September 3, 1957, in Detroit, Michigan. He is 61 years old as of 2018.

Earl Cureton Net Worth

salaries vary between a couple of thousand dollars and tens of millions of dollars annually, depending on a number of considerations. Although most professional NBA players earn a salary of about $2 million, a small contingent of players with D-league crossover deals receives as little as $50,000.

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The salary cap for National Basketball Association players is around $100 million, although currently, nobody makes anywhere near that much money. The top players in the NBA earn nearly $35 million. Outside of the National Basketball Association, yearly earnings can be under $20,000 per year for minor league teams.

Earl Cureton Pistons

I had the pleasure of speaking to Earl Cureton Tuesday night on Locked On Pistons. Earl is the Detroit Pistons’ community ambassador, and he has a resume matched by few in NBA history. He was drafted in 1980 by the Philadelphia 76ers, joining a team led by players like Julius Erving, Maurice Cheeks, Doug Collins and more. In his third season, he won an NBA championship after the Sixers added Moses Malone.
Cureton won his second championship in 1993-94 with Hakeem Olajuwon and the Houston Rockets, and in a 15-year career, he played for not only the Sixers and Rockets but the Chicago Bulls, Detroit Pistons, Charlotte Hornets, Los Angeles Clippers and had a brief stint with the Toronto Raptors.

He played with and against every legend of the 1980s and 1990s. All this from a man who grew up in East Detroit in the most trying times in the city’s history. Cureton was 10 years old when the riots of 1967 sprung up, and some of his most cherished memories are of the 1968 Detroit Tigers winning the World Series and bringing some healing back to the city ripped asunder along racial lines.

We spoke extensively about the Detroit Pistons’ efforts to be impactful in the local community, and we talked about his favorite memories of the Palace of Auburn Hills as the Pistons are poised to move back to Detroit.

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