He has three NBA championships, two regular season MVPs, and two scoring titles to his name.
Curry is also one of the game’s most likable stars, with his cool but approachable demeanor and the fact that, unlike a few other superstars, he doesn’t actively promote himself.
However, he still hasn’t won an NBA Finals MVP award.
It is rare for such a historically great player to lack such an award, but that is where Curry stands right now.
With his team tied 1-1 in the 2022 NBA Finals with the Boston Celtics, this is the best opportunity he has ever had to win the MVP of the championship series.
Curry Has Been Robbed In The Past
In 2015, under new head coach Steve Kerr, the Warriors ripped through the regular season with a 67-15 record and advanced with relative ease to the NBA Finals.
After winning Game 1 in overtime, the Warriors dropped the next two contests versus the Cleveland Cavaliers, as LeBron James and company slowed down the pace and prevented Golden State from getting into its preferred up-tempo game.
When the Cavs opened up a big lead in Game 3 and won to take a 2-1 series lead, there was a feeling that, even with Kyrie Irving injured, they were the better team.
As a result, they took the next three games and won the world title.
Although Curry averaged 26.0 points, 6.3 assists, and 1.8 steals in the series, the narrative of Iguodala’s promotion swinging the series was irresistible for the media, as it voted him the Finals MVP.
When the Warriors won it all in 2017 and 2018, Kevin Durant won the series MVP both years, which was reasonable given that many consider him superior to Curry.
But plenty of people still think Curry should’ve won the 2015 Finals MVP.
— Kale Jarell Sta.Maria (@jarellstamaria) May 30, 2022
Furthermore, there is also a feeling that he is just a bit underrated or underappreciated, even though he is playing for a team that may attain dynasty status within the next couple of weeks by capturing its fourth world championship within the last eight years.
He Seems On His Way To Finally Winning The Award
In Game 1 of this year’s Finals, Curry got off to a blazing start, scoring 21 points in the first quarter while making almost every shot he took.
.@StephenCurry30 was the Finals MVP in 2015, idiot voters just went with their moronic narrative.
Steph averaged 26ppg in the 2015 Finals vs Iggy’s 16ppg.
Iggy was voted MVP because he limited LeBron to 36/13/9. Lol.
— PBA insider 🏀 (@PBAinsider) May 31, 2022
Although the Warriors blew the game in the fourth period and lost, 120-108, he finished with 34 points.
In Golden State’s blowout victory in Game 2, Curry put up 29 points while making 5-of-12 shots from 3-point range.
This time, there is no Durant overshadowing him, and the chances of another Iguodala scenario are slim to none.
If the Warriors win this championship, Curry will, in all likelihood, finally win the Finals MVP award that has eluded him all these years, and it won’t come a moment too soon.