Stephen Curry closes the season with an emphatic finish as the Golden State Warriors march toward the playoffs.
Curry may not win his third NBA MVP award even though he is more than deserving but he should garner some consideration and could sway voters to vote in his favor. Regardless if he wins the MVP award or not, this season was an unforgettable one as Curry became the NBA’s scoring champion for the second time in his career after a dominating performance in the last game of the regular season.
Curry closed out the year by scoring 46 points against the Memphis Grizzlies as he joined Michael Jordan as one of two players 33 and older to ever win the scoring title.
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Curry also joins Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Wilt Chamberlain as the only players in NBA history with multiple championships, MVP awards and scoring titles placing him in elite company. But that’s not all. Curry also had 38 30-point games, led the league with 337 3-point field goals made, finished his fourth season with at least 300 3-pointers made (most all-time), had seven games with at least 10 3-pointers (most all-time), averaged 5.3 3-pointers per game (most all-time), and he became the Warriors’ all-time leading scorer breaking Chamberlain’s franchise record.
Stephen Curry should be the NBA MVP
Considering his accomplishments, it’s hard to imagine Curry not finishing at least in the top 3 in the MVP race. Let’s also consider the fact that no other superstar in the league is playing better with more pressure and more on his shoulders than Curry. He has done it all this season without fellow all-star, backcourt mate, and Splash Brother Klay Thompson.
Also consider the number of players who suffered injuries during the season, most notably rookie James Wiseman, Eric Paschall, and Kelly Oubre Jr. What Curry has done this year is beyond impressive as he has exceeded expectations by a long shot. He has shown time and time again just how valuable he is to the Warriors with his unmatched scoring ability and consistency.
Curry continues to add to his legacy season after season and he is just continuing to get better when we think we have seen the best he had to offer. Curry’s longevity and ability to make everyone around him better separates him from other players and he may very well continue on a trajectory of greatness playing at this elite level for many more years to come if he remains healthy.
Curry continues to rewrite the history books and will no doubt go down as one of the greatest players the league has ever seen. Now we wait and see what he has in store for the playoffs as Chef Curry continues to serve up his opponents.