Stephen Curry in MVP Form

It has been 5 years since Stephen Curry has won the most valuable player award. When he won that award 5 years ago, he became the first player to win by unanimous selection. As a matter of fact that was also the second MVP award earned. Most people know how good Stephen Curry was during those two years. In 2015 he led the Golden State Warriors to their first championship since 1975. They took down Lebron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers at the time. The following year Curry led the Warriors to having the best regular season record after finishing 73-9. Unfortunately this was the year the Warriors blew a 3-1 lead to Lebron and the Cavaliers in the finals. Although Curry was defeated, it was clear that he wasn’t done yet.

Carrying the Warriors

We all know Stephen Curry doesn’t have the same team this year then the teams he has had in the past. With Klay Thompson still out and now their rookie James Weisman out, all he has left really are Draymond Green and Andrew Wiggins. These two players are just out of their prime and aren’t able to help Curry out a lot when it comes to big games. This is why Curry might be MVP this year. Even though his team is the 9th seed with an even 29-29 record, Curry has been able to carry this team through a lot of these tough teams. Since Curry has come back from injury, he and the Warriors have been able to beat teams as of late like the Bucks, the Nuggets and the 76ers. These are all top teams in their conference and Curry was able to put up incredible numbers and lead the Warriors to victory in those games.

Breaking Records

Stephen Curry has broken many records in his career and as of late he has added some to that list. Just this week he broke Kobe Bryant’s record for most consecutive 30 point games by a player that is 33 years old or older. This is a big achievement for him as he is passing arguably the goat of the NBA. Next he has made 72 threes over his last 10 games, which is the most in NBA history. Curry is not shy about shooting the ball, that’s for sure. As of lately, he just hasn’t been missing a whole lot. He is also on a stretch of 10 plus threes in consecutive games. He has 6 this season and 21 total in his career. The next closest to him is his splash brother Klay Thompson with only 5. Lastly, Curry is the first player since Wilt Chamberlain to average 40 points per game on 50% shooting through 10 games in a month. Although Curry has all this under his belt, he shows no sign of slowing down.

MVP This Year?

Stephen Curry has proven a lot of haters wrong this year and he is a strong candidate for MVP. Although this may be true, there are a lot of players that have also been in MVP form. For example, Nikola Jokic from the Denver Nuggets recently put up 47 points, 15 rebounds and 8 assists in a game against the Grizzlies. Another player that has had a hell of a year so far is Joel Embiid of the Philadelphia 76ers. He is averaging 30 points, 11 rebounds and 3 assists for his team. Therefore MVP isn’t a sure thing for Stephen Curry but one thing is for sure, he is a top candidate for this award.