Sunday, May 15, 2016

Wardell Stephen Curry II - 2015-16 NBA MVP (Unanimous)

L: Steve Nash, R: Stephen Curry
It came as no surprise Stephen Curry was named for the second consecutive year as the National Basketball Association's Most Valuable Player. What was surprising was that Steph received all 131 first place votes. Unprecedented, as there is no other NBA MVP that won unanimously.

Timing of the MVP presentation couldn't have been better. Less than 24 hours earlier, Steph returned to action after missing 4 games due to a grade 1 MCL sprain during the first round playoff game versus the Houston Rockets. He would come off the bench for the first time in 4 years.

When Steph came into the game, his shooting was less than stellar, going for 0-for-9.  He missed a driving layup to win the game at the end of regulation. It was in overtime that proved beyond doubt why he's the NBA MVP.  Steph scored 17 points in overtime to lead the Warriors to a 132-125 win. It boggles the mind when you realize overtime is only 5 minutes.

Wanna see it again? With apologies to Paul Allen and Trail Blazer fans, here you go:

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