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Earl “The Twirl” Cureton

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Earl “The Twirl” Cureton Famous memorial

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4 Feb 2024 (aged 66)
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Professional Basketball Player. He was an exceptional American basketball player who had a remarkable career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for several teams including the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, and Toronto Raptors. Before his professional career, he displayed his talent playing high school basketball at Finney High School in Detroit and was later signed to play college basketball with Robert Morris. The Philadelphia 76ers recognized his talent and selected him in the third round, with the 58th overall selection, of the 1979 NBA draft. During his NBA career, he won two NBA Championships with the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1982-83 NBA season and with the Houston Rockets in the 1993-94 NBA season. He played an astonishing 674 NBA regular games and 54 playoff games in his NBA career. He also showcased his talent in various other countries, including Italy, France, Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina. After retiring from playing, he continued his involvement in the sport by serving as a Community Ambassador for the Detroit Pistons and as a color analyst for the Detroit Mercy Titans. His contributions to the sport will always be remembered.
Professional Basketball Player. He was an exceptional American basketball player who had a remarkable career in the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played for several teams including the Philadelphia 76ers, Detroit Pistons, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Clippers, Charlotte Hornets, Houston Rockets, and Toronto Raptors. Before his professional career, he displayed his talent playing high school basketball at Finney High School in Detroit and was later signed to play college basketball with Robert Morris. The Philadelphia 76ers recognized his talent and selected him in the third round, with the 58th overall selection, of the 1979 NBA draft. During his NBA career, he won two NBA Championships with the Philadelphia 76ers in the 1982-83 NBA season and with the Houston Rockets in the 1993-94 NBA season. He played an astonishing 674 NBA regular games and 54 playoff games in his NBA career. He also showcased his talent in various other countries, including Italy, France, Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina. After retiring from playing, he continued his involvement in the sport by serving as a Community Ambassador for the Detroit Pistons and as a color analyst for the Detroit Mercy Titans. His contributions to the sport will always be remembered.

Bio by: Alan


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  • Originally Created by: Alan
  • Added: Feb 4, 2024
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/263654352/earl-cureton: accessed ), memorial page for Earl “The Twirl” Cureton (3 Sep 1957–4 Feb 2024), Find a Grave Memorial ID 263654352; Burial Details Unknown; Maintained by Find a Grave.