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Golden State Warriors: Is Steph Curry The MVP?

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LeBron James might not be the only NBA player from Akron, Ohio to win an NBA MVP. It seems as if Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry wants to lay claim to the best player in basketball, and he makes a compelling case.

Curry, who was just announced as the top vote getter for the 2015 NBA All-Star Game, is one of the most dynamic players in the league today. Standing 6-3 and weighing 185 lbs, Curry doesn’t look as imposing as LeBron James, but his game far exceeds his small stature.

This season, the Golden State Warriors have been on a tear, and Curry is spearheading the attack. With a per game average of 22.8 points, and 123 made three-point baskets, Curry is one of the league’s best scorers as his 22.8 points rank him eighth in the league, and his 123 three-pointers place him fourth.

However, his scoring is just a small piece of what makes Curry great.

Curry averages 8.1 assists on the season, which places him fifth in the league. Of the four players ahead of Curry on that list (John Wall, Ty Lawson, Chris Paul, Rajon Rondo) none average greater than 18 points per contest, a far cry of Curry’s 22.8.

Curry’s assist and scoring numbers make it a tough task for anyone to overtake him for the league’s MVP, but there are some contenders that deserve recognition including James Harden, Anthony Davis, James, and DeMarcus Cousins.

However, with the dominating play of the Warriors thus far, Curry is indeed the favorite to win the award. The MVP most always goes to a winning team, and it just so happens that the best player this season plays on the league’s best team.

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