Steph Curry Literally Just Made NBA History
It's official: Stephen Curry has been named the NBA's 2015-16 MVP, and he made history while winning.
The Golden State Warriors guard became the first player to win the award unanimously; yes, first before Kobe, first before LeBron and, even, first before Jordan.
San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard came closest to Curry, with 54 second place votes and, of course, not a single first place nomination.
This award is Curry's second consecutive, which makes him just the third point guard to win multiple MVP trophies, after Magic Johnson and Steve Nash.
The confirmation came less than 12 hours after Curry returned from a two-week injury hiatus, started Game 4 of the Warriors and Blazers' second round series on the bench and promptly scored 40 points in an overtime win.
Basically, Curry showed everyone why he's the real MVP, just in case anyone forgot while he was injured. On Tuesday, the NBA confirmed him as such.
Curry's 17-point overtime performance on Monday night (the most ever scored in OT) means the Warriors now have a 3-1 series lead over Portland, with their history-making MVP back and ready to do more ridiculous things like this.
Yeah, the MVP Award might not be the last trophy Curry wins this year.