— NBA (@NBA) May 4, 2015
Of course, there were whispers that GSW’s golden child would take the title way before he actually did. As the record shows, after landing 1,198 points this season, Curry beat out Houston Rockets’ James Harden (who came in second), Cleveland Cavaliers’ LeBron James (third) and Oklahoma City Thunder’s Russell Westbrook (fourth).
Stephen Curry garnered 100 first-place votes out of 130 (sportswriters, broadcasters and one fan vote). MVP RESULTS: pic.twitter.com/W3LrnfQoWu
— GSWStats (@gswstats) May 4, 2015
More humblebrag material: The 27-year-old chef on the court also helped the Warriors bag 67 W’s this past season, both a franchise record and NBA-best. He also broke his own record for the most three-pointers in a season with 286 and is already close to averaging 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game. Curry is also the first Warrior to take the MVP crown since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960.
As a toast to Curry and his accomplishments, we hit rewind on some of his splashiest shots this year (so far). Roll through them below before Dub Nation takes on the Memphis Grizzlies for Game 2 for the Western Conference Semifinals tomorrow night (May 5).
What’s defense to Steph Curry? The leading Warrior hits a fancy, round-the-body layup against the San Antonio Spurs during their Feb. 20 matchup
Curry’s falling circus flip shot during the Warriors’ game against the Utah Jazz was music to Golden State’s ears
Like a sprained ankle, Steph’s step-back three-pointer during the Warriors versus Clippers game last month was nothin’ to play with
Curry proved to be the real wizard on the court during Golden State’s showdown against Washington in February
During Game 3 of the Golden State Warriors’ first-round series against the New Orleans Pelicans, Steph pulls a Steph with four seconds left the in the fourth quarter to tie the game