Reigning NBA MVP, Stephen Curry has won it again! This time he became the first unanimous NBA MVP.
Being unanimous means he got all 131 first-place votes. The votes are sportswriters and broadcasters and one fan. Shaquille O’Neal (2000) and LeBron James (2013) fell short of the unanimous(131) vote by one vote(130) in their respected years.
San Antonio Spurs, Kawhi Leonard finished second behind Curry, then follow LeBron James in third place.
Curry has been the favorite since the season began. For the Warriors to have began 24-0 it added to the fuel of him winning MVP again. The Warriors also broke the ‘95-’96 Chicago Bulls record of 72-10 by one win. They finished 73-9. He is the 11th player to win MVP in back-to-back seasons.
Steph’s season wasn’t as easy as last season as he suffered an ankle injury during the regular season. Then, Curry re-injured his ankle in the first-round of the playoffs causing him to miss a couple of games. The first playoff game back from the ankle injury, he slips and hurts his knee causing him to miss the rest of the first-round games and the first three games of round two.
Returning in Game 4, Curry came off the bench last night against the Trail Blazers. He had 40 points, 9 rebounds, and 8 assists. In overtime alone, Curry dropped 17 of his 40 points. He also became the first reigning MVP to come off the bench.
Curry also become the first player in NBA history to average 30 points per game in less than 35 minutes per game. He also broke his own NBA 3-pointers record by making 402 this season compared to 286 last season. He shot at least 50% from the floor, 45% from behind the arch and 90% from the free-throw line this season. He joins his coach, Steve Kerr and Steve Nash as the only players to ever accomplish this.
Congratulations to Steph Curry on an amazing season!