Stephen Curry named NBA Most Valuable Player


Turns out that Stephen Curry is the NBA MVP.

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The NBA announced that Curry was officially selected the Most Valuable Player. He defeated James Harden and LeBron James by collecting 100 out of the 130 first place votes. The gushing over Curry’s victory started almost immediately. Brandon Tierney called the most unique player in NBA history on his CBS Radio Show Tiki and Tierney.

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Curry has a lot of links down in the Charlotte area. He was born here. He went to Davidson College, the small private school near Lake Norman. There he came within one decision of sending the Wildcats to the Final Four in 2008. His father Dell Curry is still the all time leading scorer in Charlotte Hornets history and the game analyst for Hornets broadcasts.

Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, and 2.04 steals per contest. His percentages got very close to meeting the Steve Nash level 90-50-40 for the season. A 48% field goal percentage was the only number holding him back. That shouldn’t really be surprising considering that Curry shoots as many threes as he does. This year, Curry set the NBA record for three pointers made. That broke the mark he set last year.

Then there is the team achievement. The Golden State Warriors took a first round playoff team and galvanized it into a title contender under Curry’s leadership.

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  • Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN noted that Curry was driven by a high degree of self-confidence. He also noted that Curry’s ability to do so much in today’s NBA at 6’3” and 190 lbs could change the traditional picture of who can play pro ball.

    Curry’s big year is still going on as Golden State continues in the playoffs. There will be plenty of opportunity to witness what Bob McKillop has called ‘magician’ skills.

    Heck, Curry’s year got me to delve into some analytics to support his MVP run.

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