Stephen Curry has been largely absent for the NBA playoffs after suffering a knee injury in the first round against the Houston Rockets, but his incredible performance in the regular season is on the verge of being honored, deservingly so.
According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Curry will be announced as the NBA's Most Valuable Player for the second straight year. The official announcement will come some time later in the week.
While this report is exciting, it's certainly not surprising. There's a strong chance that Curry will become the first unanimous MVP in the history of the NBA.
Somehow topping his MVP campaign last year, Curry led the Golden State Warriors to a NBA-record 73 wins with 30.1 points, 6.7 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and 2.1 steals per game, as well as a 31.2 Player Efficiency rating.
Curry's the 11th player with a 50-40-90 shooting line (going 50.4% from the field, 45.4% from 3-point land, and 90.8% from the charity stripe), and his 402 3-pointers shattered the league record, which he set the year before with 286.
After dropping 40 points on the New Orleans Pelicans to start the season, Curry refused to slow down. Night after night, he put on a show that the NBA community was fortunate to witness.
It's expected that Curry will be able to come back for the Western Conference Finals at the very least. The big question is if he'll be able to return to the same form he had during yet another MVP season.
The Warriors certainly hope so, and we know Steph is doing everything in his power to make it happen.
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