Stephen Curry Named First Unanimous NBA MVP

Stephen Curry

We all knew it was coming, right? After yet another phenomenal season, Stephen Curry was officially named NBA MVP – making him the first player to ever win the vote unanimously.

Having claimed the award, Curry is also one of a select few point guards to win the award multiple times, alongside Steve Nash and Magic Johnson.

Having received all 131 first place votes, Curry was scores ahead of his closest competitors, with Kawhi Leonard finishing second ahead of Lebron James, Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant.

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Rumours had been swirling for weeks considering Curry’s chances of being the first unanimously voted NBA MVP in the award’s 61 year history – and following a record breaking 73-9 regular season, few doubted his chances.

In fact, having hit an NBA record 402 regular season three pointers whilst also joining the fabled 50-40-90 club made him a near certainty to scoop the award – and few can argue otherwise.

The Golden State Warriors are in the midst of a playoff push which could see them repeat their championship once again, following last year’s success over an injury-rattled Cleveland Cavaliers franchise in the Finals.

However, Curry will be given the award long ahead of the end of the post-season, giving him and the Warriors opportunity to celebrate before getting back to work.

Following the announcement, #StephGonnaSteph has been trending on Twitter, with numerous tweets of support on show.

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Of course, Curry will now have an even bigger target on his back, with opposition teams always willing to test their mettle against the league MVP – let’s just hope they know what they’re up against…

Luke Hatfield is the creator and editor of BouncyOrangeBall, with an extensive knowledge of the NBA and basketball in general.

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