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Stephen Curry beats out LeBron James, Kevin Durant for yet another title

Stephen Curry, Warriors, LeBron James, Kevin Durant

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry won his second NBA scoring title last season at the age of 33. Quite astonishing considering many have sort of forgotten about him as he was hounded by injuries.

Heading into the new campaign, it’s highly likely Curry would like to retain his crown. But this early, he has already won another title, besting his other contemporaries like LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Damian Lillard, just to name a few.

In a recent poll conducted by technology firm Morning Consult, Curry was revealed as the most-liked NBA player among fans, garnering 57 percent.

Curry earned a net favorability rating of 57 among self-identified NBA fans, a figure calculated by taking the 67 percent of fans who said they have a “very” or “somewhat” favorable opinion of the two-time MVP and subtracting the 10 percent of fans with an unfavorable opinion.

Quite surprisingly, Durant came in at second place with 49 percent, just one point ahead of LeBron, widely considered as the most popular NBA player today alongside Curry. KD, on the other hand, has had a testy relationship with fans, even quarreling with them on Twitter. Rounding out the top five were Anthony Davis and Giannis with 39 and 37 percent, respectively.

Stephen Curry has largely maintained a clean-cut image ever since he entered the NBA, earning him a lot of fans, especially from the younger generation. He has never been mired in huge controversies. His electric style of play has also been very enticing, with lots of kids copying his distance-defying shots and insane handles.