Stephen Curry Receives The NBA’s MVP Award After Historic Race
Stephen Curry has been awarded the NBA’s MVP Award and there is no one who deserves it more. The point guard of the Golden State Warriors has been a scoring machine over the past season and changing what it means to be a point guard.
He led his team to a first round sweep of the New Orleans Pelicans including a big comeback in game 3 and things continue to look good for the Warriors after an easy win over the Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors had the best record coming into the playoffs and certainly have their sights set on an NBA championship.
Curry recently set the record for most 3-point shots made in a season, which, of course, broke his own previous record and he also leads his team in scoring, assists and steals.
Stephen Curry seems to be unstoppable when he’s on the court and has proved that he can make a shot from just about anywhere, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t share the ball, providing teammates with plenty of opportunities to score as well.
He has become the second Warrior to ever win the MVP Award following Wilt Chamberlain, who won the award when the franchise was still in Philadelphia after the 1959-60 season. He received 1,198 points, including 100 of 130 first-place votes, from a panel of 129 sportswriters and broadcasters throughout the United States and Canada, as well as the Kia MVP fan vote on NBA.com.
— Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) May 4, 2015
Congrats to @StephenCurry30 on being named League MVP. Well Deserved! Incredible Year! Continued Blessings my man.
— Mark Jackson (@MarkJackson13) May 4, 2015
This season was perhaps one of the toughest to call for the award with several standout players, but it ultimately came down to Curry and Harden, and Curry’s MVP-worthy play recently certainly shows why he deserves the award.
Rounding out the top five in MVP votes are James Harden, Lebron James, Russell Westbrook, and Anthony Davis. Each player has had an outstanding season, but Curry dominated on both ends of the court and led the Warriors to a franchise record in games won in a season, a total of 67.
Stephen Curry averaged 23.8 points (sixth in the NBA), 7.7 assists (sixth), a career-high 2.04 steals (fourth) and 4.3 rebounds over the course of the season. However, his numbers have even picked up in the playoffs and the Warriors don’t look to be slowing down any time soon.