Exhausted by the pursuit of yet another comeback, Eddy Curry said he often considered cutting corners in his efforts to return to the NBA this season.

“But I was getting a call or email or text every other day,” Curry says. “When it wasn’t (Dwyane Wade), it was LeBron (LeBron James).”

Curry watched the Heat during last year’s playoffs and envisioned ways in which he could help the team.

“I thought I could help them while I was watching the playoffs,” Curry said. “But then they started calling. It wasn’t me imagining or dreaming anymore. It wasn’t third party. I heard it from their mouths. Do you know how much that motivated me? That these guys wanted me?”