Stephen Curry Wins MVP


On May 4th 2015 Golden State Warriors superstar guard Stephen Curry was awarded the 2014-15 NBA Most Valuable Player award. Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds a game. Curry collected 100 of a possible 130 for a total of 1,198 points from a panel of 129 writers and broadcasters, along with the fan vote on the NBA’s website.

It was a really tight race between Curry and Houston Rockets All-Star James Harden. With Curry winning the NBA’s top honor, 17 of the past 20 MVP winners have been on the league’s best or second-best team by record. Curry also became only the second Warrior to win the MVP, with the first being Wilt Chamberlain in the 1959-60 season when the Warriors played in Philadelphia.

Stephen Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a franchise record 67-15, the best record in the NBA, and a 39-2 regular season home record. The Warriors only two losses were in an overtime loss to a tough Chicago Bulls team led by former MVP Derrick Rose, and the San Antonio Spurs in mid-November 2014.

Stephen Curry broke his own three-point shooting record with 286 threes made in one season for the third consecutive season. The Guard out of Davidson and now MVP of the league Stephen Curry or, as others might call him “Chef Curry”, was always cooking up something on the court. Curry drained 44.3% of his 3-pointers on the season and 42.1% of his shots came from the top of the key.

Curry didn’t really shoot from either corners of the arc, but when he did he is 55.6% and 50%, respectively, it was very impressive. Curry also connected 54.2% of his mid-range shots from4 to 16 feet and converted 76.4% of his attempts around the rim.

The only area where Curry didn’t really seem effective was shooter, the long two where he is 38.1%. But considering the fact 48% of Curry’s shots come from long range, it was clear the MVP knew how to play his strengths.

Stephen Curry going for a layup when he played in Davidson  Credit to:
Stephen Curry going for a layup when he played in Davidson
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“… It means a lot to me, and this is special.” Said Stephen curry in his MVP press conference. Stephen Curry came a long way when it came to making a name for himself. The 6’3″ guard out of Davidson College was never ranked in the ESPN player college rankings driving his team all the way to the Elite Eight.

Curry was overlooked in the NBA draft, as selectors didn’t think he had what it takes to be an elite player due to his size. “They always said I was too small to play in the next level, didn’t have what it takes to make an impact. That kind of hit me. I didn’t expect you know to hit that kind of adversity. I turned it into motivation, continued to work on my game even more,” said Curry in an interview with E60. Stephen Curry went on to be drafted by the Golden State warriors as the number 7 pick in the 2009 NBA draft.

With Curry leading the way, Golden State was the 10th team in NBA history to win 67 games in one season. The Warriors scored 920 points more with Curry on the floor, he was also had the highest Plus/Minus for any player this season. He was named the Western Conference player in the month of October and November, when Golden State went on a 21-2 start. Curry finished strong as well shooting 51.7% (125-242) from the three-point range after the All-Star break, when the Warriors went 25-6. Stephen Curry went through a lot since being drafted dealing with bad regular season records, nagging ankle injuries in 2011, and early eliminations from the playoffs. Now Stephen Curry and the Warriors try and write their names in history by winning an NBA championship. They’re the favorite for winning it all this year, after a dominate regular season, we shall see the Playoffs are here and after sweeping the Pelicans in the first round they now face another tough task against the Memphis Grizzlies.

Congratulations to Stephen Curry for winning the 2014-15 Most Valuable Player Award.