Warriors’ Stephen Curry explains why he likes the discussion about his lack of Finals MVP
Ahead of what should be a highly entertaining NBA Finals between the two-time reigning champion Golden State Warriors and the Toronto Raptors, the Warriors had their media availability on Wednesday. During the proceedings, Steve Kerr provided plenty of fodder for news ahead of Game 1 on Thursday night, while Draymond continued to discuss the fact that he’s one of the best defenders of all time – at least in the Playoffs when it matters most. In a particularly interesting moment, two-time MVP Stephen Curry was asked on TNT about the fact that he’s never won Finals MVP. His answer was interesting.
“I like that conversation because it means we’ve been here plenty of times and we’re still winning.”
— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) May 29, 2019
Certainly, that’s one way to look at it, as Curry already has as many championships as LeBron James has in four less Finals appearances. With a series win this year, Curry would be a four-time NBA champion, putting him in extremely elite company.
Of course, it can be argued that Curry should’ve received the NBA Finals MVP award in 2015, but the award was given to Andre Iguodala due to the fact that the series seemingly turned when Iguodala came in and played stifling defense on LeBron James and the Cavs. Really though, Steph’s stats and general impact on his team in 2015 should’ve been enough for him to take home the Finals MVP award that year.
While it would be hard to argue that Curry deserved the award over the past few seasons with Durant playing lights-out in the Finals, he will have his chance with Durant out for Game 1 – and his status unknown for the series in general.