That had never happened before – or after.
It was a well-earned honor, especially when you remember just how well Curry was playing and the ways he was quite literally changing the league.
Steph Curry has entered his 2nd prime 🐐 pic.twitter.com/vXGmeoXJJf
— ³⁰ (@StephMuse_) November 22, 2022
However, when you compare his MVP stats from 2015 to those of this season, they look remarkably similar.
In 2015-16, Curry was averaging 30.1 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 6.7 assists on 50% from the field and 45% from the three-point line.
This season, he’s putting up 32.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, and 7.1 assists on 52% from the field and 44% from the three-point line.
So, why isn’t Curry being spoken of as an MVP contender this year?
Another MVP Season
The reason that more people aren’t discussing Curry as a possible MVP winner is that the field for that trophy is crowded.
There is no doubt that both of those players are on fire recently and are playing the best basketball of their careers.
But Curry might be able to sneak into the conversation, especially if he keeps playing like this.
If Curry is still putting up these types of numbers in April then he will surely be competing for the prize.
That is especially true if Doncic or Antetokounmpo gas out and hit rough patches, which is very conceivable.
Even if he never wins another MVP trophy, Curry has proven himself to be one of the best players of all time.
He hasn’t been incredible just this season, he’s been wonderful every season.