Stephen Curry to Repeat as NBA’s Most Valuable Player

For the second straight season, Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry will be named the NBA’s most valuable player for the 2015-2016 season, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Curry will become the 3rd point guard in NBA history to win the honor in back-to-back seasons joining Magic Johnson and Steve Nash. Curry will be the 13th player overall in NBA history to win the award in back-to-back seasons.

The 28-year-old Curry averaged 30.1 points per game along with 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game in 79 regular season games for Golden State in 2015-2016, helping the Warriors have the best regular season ever with a 73-9 win-loss record.

This season, Curry became the first player in NBA history to average 30 points per game while playing in average less than 35 minutes a night. Curry pretty much had the MVP award locked up after the Warriors began the season 24-0, on pace to break the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls regular season win-loss record, and they ultimately did.

Curry is looking to become the first unanimous MVP selection in NBA history. Shaquille O’Neal and LeBron James both fell one vote short of winning unanimous honors in 2000 and 2013.

After splashing home 286 triples in his 2015-2015 MVP season, Curry shatter that mark by 116 three-pointers, making 402, to set a new record for the most three-pointers by a player in any regular season. The point guard from Davidson joined Steve Nash and his coach Steve Kerr as the only players in NBA history to shoot at least 50% from the floor, 45% from three, and 90% from the free throw line.

Curry dropped 40 points 13 different times this season with his season high being 53 points against the New Orleans Pelicans. Curry also tied Kobe Bryant and Donyell Marshall with the most three-pointers in one NBA game with 12 treys.

The Warriors currently lead the Portland Trail Blazers 2-1 in the Western Conference Semifinals best of seven series. Curry has yet to appear in any of the games for the Warriors due to a grade one MCL sprain, and is listed as questionable for game four today. Curry is expected back sometime this series, however.

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