holy shit, it gets worse for curry and family.
Knicks center Eddy Curry's 3-year-old son witnessed his mother and baby-sister's murders in their Chicago apartment Saturday, according to a source close to Curry.
Nova Henry, 24, a former girlfriend of Curry's, and her 9-month-old daughter, Ava, were found shot dead by Henry's mother around 6 p.m. Saturday, authorities said.
Curry's son was found unharmed inside the South Side apartment, but his father was still described as "despondent" Saturday night.
The killer is a "known acquaintance," said Chicago Police Officer Amina Greer.
Henry had a boyfriend and had filed a restraining order against him, according to team sources.
Greer did not say whether the suspect was being questioned last night, just that the case is still "under investigation."
A Knicks source close to Curry described him as "distraught" upon learning of the woman's death and what his son witnessed.
Curry was told of the murders after the team's loss to Philadelphia last night and cried upon hearing the news, said the source.
Henry had claimed the murdered 9-month-old infant was Curry's child, but the player has adamantly denied it.
Autopsies were set to be performed Sunday.
Curry flew back to New York from Philadelphia with the team last night, and the source was not sure if he was staying in the city or going to Chicago.
Curry is married and has four children with his wife, Patrice - Eddy III, Reign, Reigan and Reiganna, according to the Knicks media guide.
In 2007, Curry and his wife were bound and robbed at gunpoint in the family's suburban Chicago mansion by three gun-wielding thugs.
Saturday's tragic incident comes during an especially tumultuous period for Curry.
Two weeks ago, the Knicks star was sued by his former driver who accused him of making sexual advances, forcing him to perform demeaning tasks and twice pointing a gun at him.
Ex-driver David Kuchinsky also claimed that Curry bombarded him with racial and religious epithets.
Curry has played in just one game this season after missing the first 35 games with a right knee injury.
He arrived for preseason training out of shape and was set back further by a bacterial infection that forced him to miss the first six days of training camp.
Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni has repeatedly insisted Curry needs to improve his conditioning and drop some weight before he can become an effective player again.