A Chicago area Casual Male store filed a lawsuit, Wednesday, against Former Chicago Bulls Center Eddy Curry, for a 2-year old bill that the player failed to pay. The amount owed is said to exceed $41,000; including over $20,000 in suits, several thousands in sweaters and almost $4,000 in ties. The store is also charing Curry with $5,424 in interest.
Now I like to look fly. I'm a fan of accessorizing, when it comes to ties. The tie is what makes the formal wear stand out (unless you're Walt Frazier). But does one really need 4,000 dollars worth of ties? I doubt it. Even if he bought 15 expensive ties, that number is ridiculous. I could buy a whole wardrobe with half that amount. Custom made, tailored suits are one thing. Sweaters to fit a 7 foot, 300 pound mammoth is understandable. But ties...? You're better than that Eddy.
The messed up thing about this lawsuit is that it is most likely coming out now due to the amount of money this business - and all businesses, for that matter - is losing due to the floundering economy. Think about it. Why else would they have waited over two years to file this lawsuit?
I'm not saying that the store is wrong for trying to get their money. It's always great to be opportunistic. It just seems a bit disingenuous to come out of the blue with this lawsuit.
On the bright side, at least it gives Eddy something to do.