Stephen Curry has treated us to one of the best individual seasons in NBA history and has broken countless records along the way. He dominated the league all year and will deservedly be rewarded with his second MVP honour.
Curry became the scoring champion for the first time in his career and in the process helped the Golden State Warriors finish the campaign on 73 wins and break the regular season wins record.
For good measure, the 28-year-old hit an NBA single-season record 400 three-pointers and became the first player to record over 30 points per night while playing under 35 minutes a night.
Article continues below
The point guard achieved a lot of firsts throughout the year and to add icing on the cake, he is on the cusp of achieving another first in the coming weeks.
Curry is very likely to become the first unanimous MVP winner. Never in the history of the award has a player gotten every first-place vote. The feat would be a testament to what an incredible campaign the Dubs superstar has had, but not everybody thinks he'll accomplish it.
NBA legend Jerry West, an adviser and executive board member of the Warriors, believes Curry deserves to be a unanimous MVP winner but doesn't expect him to top the ballot of every voter.
“My guess is he won’t be because other people are looking at other players and they probably think we have (the best roster),” West told CSNBayArea.com. “But trust me, this is not the most talent-laden team in the league. It’s not. It’s awfully good, but the way he plays the game, the way he approaches a game, I don’t know how he could not win the thing. I really don’t.
“But I don’t think he will be unanimous.”
"The Logo" has been fortunate enough to watch Curry first-hand all year and like the rest of us has been blown away by what the three-time All-Star has been producing on the hardwood.
The 77-year-old has played with and against some of the best players to ever play the game and knows a special talent when he sees one.
Article continues below
“He’s a great, great player,” West said after Curry scored 46 points in the season finale Wednesday night. “It’s just amazing, the kind of run they’ve had this year and when you win this many games, people tend to overlook some things. There’s a reason for all of these things, if you look at the heart and soul of something. And it is him. It is him.
“It would be an incredible honor, an incredible recognition of his ability and his desire to win, if it were unanimous. If he doesn’t win, well, you’re talking about a situation where you want to make sure you go out and review all of the ballots.”