Stephen Curry to be upgraded on NBA 2k for 30 hours in honour of MVP award

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Stephen Curry added to his history-making campaign on Tuesday as he was named the first unanimous winner of the Most Valuable Player award in the accolade's 61-season history. 

The point guard swept every first placed vote to finish ahead of Kawhi Leonard and LeBron James while also achieving something the likes of Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, and Shaquille O'Neal could not manage - although Shaq came one vote away. 

In honour of his incredible achievement, 2k gaming is giving fans a special 30-hour treat; all of Curry's statistics will be maxed out on NBA 2k16 to make him the best player the game has ever seen. 

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The developer has previously spoken about the difficulties of replicating the 28-year-old's performances in the game; his incredible handles and shooting off the dribble has led to many issues and they admitted there will be a big emphasis on replicating his displays in the 2017 instalment of the video game. 

But in the short term, from 11pm (BST) on Thursday, Curry's overall ability on the game will stand at 99, making him the greatest shooter in the world of 2k. A move that will make for some very entertaining gaming over the coming days. 


There was never a doubt the point guard would become the 11th man in league history to win back-to-back MVP awards. His performances in the regular season were simply incredible as a plethora of records were smashed. 

He was influential in leading the Dubs to a 73-9 finish, a record that eclipsed the previous best set by the all-conquering Chicago Bulls of 1995-96. 

Curry averaged 30.1 points per night to win the scoring title - finishing 2.1 a game ahead of the Houston Rockets' James Harden, while also shooting 45.4 percent from three-point territory to become the seventh man to enter the illustrious 50-40-90 club. 

The Ohio native shot 50.4 percent from the field and was 90.8 percent from the free throw line and is the first guard since Steve Nash in 2010 to record such an impressive stats line. 

While leading the league in steals with 2.1 per night, it was the Davidson product's three-point shooting that stood out. He was the first player in history to reach 400 threes in a single campaign, having already gone down as the only man to reach 300 earlier in the season.

His final tally of 402 was way ahead of his previous best of 286 in 2014-15 - which was also an NBA-record, and it means Curry now holds three of the top four places for buckets from downtown across a season. 

The only thing left to go this year is getting his hands back on the Larry O'Brien trophy. Wednesday night's win over Portland moved the Warriors one step closer as they advanced to the Western Conference finals.

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