Why Stephen Curry Should Be the NBA’s MVP This Year


USA TODAY Sports is checking in with the front-runners in this season’s competitive NBA MVP race. We continue with Stephen Curry, whose special season has had everything to do with Golden State’s dominating run

On the night that Stephen Curry seemed to set his sights on the MVP award, his Golden State Warriors boss stood inside a near-empty press conference room and stared at the television as if it were a pin-up model.

That night’s box score was displayed on the enormous screen: 17 of 23 shooting for Curry, 45 points, 10 assists, and yet another one-sided win in the history books of this once-fledgling franchise. As has been the case for most of this season, majority owner Joe Lacob couldn’t believe his eyes.

His head shook back and forth in amazement. His eyes stared at Curry’s eye-popping line. His mind marveled. His mouth, eventually, began to move.

“I’m biased, for sure, but (the MVP race) is not even remotely (close),” Lacob told USA TODAY Sports after that Warriors’ win against the Portland Trail Blazers. “I mean anyone who says that doesn’t follow the NBA. I can’t believe someone could put up those kinds of numbers in such an efficient way.

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Source: USA Today | Sam Amick

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