Back To Back: Stephen Curry To Be Named MVP For Second Year
For the second consecutive year, The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry will be honored with the title for the NBA's Most Valuable Player, according to ESPN. Curry is the 11th player in the history of the sport to be named MVP for two consecutive years. The last player to do so was LeBron James in 2012 and 2013.
After a record-breaking, history-making season for the Warriors, it's no surprise the point guard will serve another year as the league's MVP.
"He's the first player in league history at any position to average 30 ?points per game in less than 35 minutes per game over the course of a full season. Curry also shattered his single-season NBA record for made 3-pointers with 402 -- his ?previous record was 286 last season -- while joining Steve Nash and his coach, Steve Kerr, as the only players in league history to shoot at least 50 percent from the floor, 45 percent from 3-point range and 90 percent from the line in a single season," according to ESPN,
The Warriors set two new records for the 2015-2016 NBA season. The team had the best start of any team with 24 wins and zero losses, and more recently, broke the '95-'96 Chicago Bulls record for the most wins in a single season. This season, the Warriors record was 73-9.
Steph is currently sidelined with a knee injury, but his long-awaited return could be closer than we think. His coach Steve Kerr said playing tonight (May 9) in Game 4 of the NBA Playoffs is not in the cards, but hopefully soon, he'll be back on the court.
Congrats on the huge accomplishment!