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Stephen Curry Is the First Unanimous MVP in NBA History

Another first for the Warriors guard
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Image via: Brandon Dill/Associated Press

Image via: Brandon Dill/Associated Press

The Golden State Warriors' Stephen Curry made history today, accomplishing something that's eluded Michael, Larry, Magic, LeBron, Shaq and Kobe. Curry was named the MVP with 131 first-place votes, making him the first unanimous MVP winner in the award's 61-year history. The distinction comes after an incredible performance in last night's overtime win against the Portland Trail Blazers, Curry's first game back after a knee injury had him sidelined for two weeks. After a slow start, he would end up scoring 40 points on the evening, with 17 coming in the overtime period, a new NBA record. As for the pertinent seasonal stats, Curry led the league in scoring, averaging 30.1 points. He sank a total of 402 3-pointers, besting his own previous NBA record, while shooting 45.4 percent from beyond the arc. He would amass these astounding figures while leading his Warriors team to 73 regular-season wins, the most in league history. He's also the 11th player to win back-to-back MVP awards. If you had any doubt that Steph Curry is the best basketball player alive at the moment, this should help settle the debate.