It was recently announced that Stephen Curry, Point Guard for the Golden State Warriors was the Kia MVP for the 14-15 NBA Regular Season. If you don’t know much about the NBA and seeing as this is my first article on it I will explain. The NBA (National Basketball Association) is the biggest and best Basketball league in America and Canada. The MVP award or Most Valuable Player is given to the player who has performed best over the season and is chosen by a panel of NBA legends and knowledgeable pundits.
Golden State swept the Pelicans 4-0 in the first round of the NBA Playoffs to advance to the conference Semi – Finals and now Curry has been announced MVP Golden State are flying high. They now continue their play-off push against the Memphis Grizzlies and many (like myself) expect them to advance and eventually win the NBA Championship.
It’s the point in the article in which, again, I crunch some numbers. For starters Steph Curry broke his own record for most three-pointers scored in a single season when he hit his 273rd three-pointer of the season back in the beginning of April. Curry is known for his 3 three point shooting and 48% of the shots he took this season were from beyond the three point line. He finished second in the NBA for points per game with 29.3 only bettered by Anthony Davis of the New Orleans Pelicans. So he was top in his position. Curry also came 4th in steals averaging 2.04 steals per game as well as entering into the top 10 for assists.
Stephen Curry outlines that he is in it for the team and refused to get carried away when presented with the MVP award in his press conference. I will leave a link below so you can check out some snippets of his press conference. Steve Kerr who narrowly missed out on coach of the year to Mike Budenholzer who transformed the Atlanta Hawks this year but Curry was quick to announce his feelings towards Steve Kerr and pointed out that Steve Kerr should’ve got coach of the year. Stephen also said that teammate Draymond Green should have been named defensive player of the year an award which went to San Antonios small forward Kawhi Leonard. Curry is clearly in it for the team and in his interview went through all his teammates and individually said a few words about each. A very admirable thing to do from a very down to earth guy.
Was he deserving of MVP or did James Harden deserve this year’s award? I would love to know your opinion and will now leave you with snippets of Currys interview and some of his season highlights. Thanks for reading!
Interview Highlights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ln65YOclsEw
Stephen Curry Plays of the Season: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJ49oFHyZ94
Check out the NBA YouTube channel for more videos on Stephen Curry and look here for a full video of Steph Currys MVP press conference: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IY1-OuelU1Y
By Oliver Gourd