Reports previously surfaced that Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry would be named this season’s NBA MVP. Now, it has come to fruition. In an announcement made on Twitter by the league, the 27-year-old point guard has officially been given the honor:
The @Warriors‘ @StephenCurry30 named 2014-15 @Kia NBA Most Valuable Player! #KiaMVP pic.twitter.com/1GHC2GzmeP
— NBA (@NBA) May 4, 2015
Also accurate about earlier reports was that Curry beat out the Houston Rockets’ James Harden for the first place spot with a total of 1,198 points. The voting results have been released, revealing that the difference between their votes was 75, with Curry garnering 100 and Harden 25. Lebron James rounded up the third most votes, with 5:
Steph Curry officially named MVP. Here’s a look at voting totals per the press release… pic.twitter.com/vkY6Fcc0uC
— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) May 4, 2015
Curry will be presented with the award at 4 p.m. He becomes the second Warrior to earn the MVP honor, after Wilt Chamberlain in the 1959-60 season. The Warriors will face the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 2 in Western Conference Semifinals tomorrow night (May 5).