Cuttino Rashawn Mobley ( born September 1, 1975 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is a former American professional basketball player. He played from 1998 to 2008 in the U.S. professional basketball league NBA.
After four years at the University of Rhode Iceland Cuttino Mobley was selected in the NBA Draft 1998, 41 out of the Houston Rockets. Mobley started for the Rockets on the position of the Shooting Guards, and together with point guard Steve Francis is one of the best backcourt duos in the NBA. Despite good individual performances, he failed in his rookie season of 1998/99 a long time to qualify again with the Houston Rockets for the playoffs. Only in 2004 reached the Rockets to the playoffs again, but dropped out in the first round against the favored Los Angeles Lakers in five games from.
In summer 2004, Cuttino Mobley was issued along with Steve Francis and Kelvin Cato to the Orlando Magic. In return, the Houston Rockets were the two time and reigning scoring champion Tracy McGrady. After 23 games for the Magic Mobley was traded against Doug Christie to the Sacramento Kings. On 14 July 2005, he left Orlando and signed a five-year contract worth a total of $ 42 million with the Los Angeles Clippers. Along with Sam Cassell and Elton Brand Mobley could lead the Clippers in 2006 after nine years again and for the fourth time in their history in the playoffs. In the first round, the Clippers defeated the Denver Nuggets in five games before just after seven games was eliminated in the second round against Phoenix Suns to MVP Steve Nash. After the Clippers missed the playoffs in the next two years, they decided to Mobley and Tim Thomas against Zach Randolph and Mardy Collins to the New York Knicks leave.
Heart problems and End of career
On 10 December 2008 it was announced that Cuttino Mobley his career because of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, a heart disease finish. It is the same disease, at the Reggie Lewis, former player of the Boston Celtics, passed away in 1993. On 17 November 2011 it was announced that the New York Knicks Mobley sue for damages. In his opinion, he was urged by the club doctors the Knicks to End of career, and would thus have suffered an emotional and financial damage.