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Today in Sports History: 5/4 – Steph Curry Wins NBA MVP

Today in sports history (2015), Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry wins the first of his two career MVP awards. Prior to the 2014-15 season, the Warriors fired Mark Jackson and hired Steve Kerr to run the team. Kerr paid incredible dividends to the franchise. That, of course, was spearheaded by Curry’s incredible shooting ability. Kerr used what he had with Draymond Green and Klay Thompson to form the crux of what we know the Warriors became.

Not only did Kerr provide Curry with an avenue to succeed with his scheme, but GM Bob Myers needs to be mentioned. Myers seemingly always put the right players around Curry. Those players included Leandro Barbosa, Andrew Bogut, Harrison Barnes and Shaun Livingston, among others.

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Steph Curry Stakes His Name in NBA History With First MVP

One of the things that seemed to change in Kerr’s offense compared to Jackson’s was the pace. No other player in NBA history has been built more for a fast-paced offense than Steph Curry. Kerr gave Curry the liberty to take any shot on the court, as well as call plays.

On February 4, Curry scored 51 points against the Mavericks. Curry was rewarded with his first half of the season performance by being the leading vote-getter for the All-Star game. Curry also appeared in the three-point competition, where he beat Thompson and Kyrie Irving. He made 27 threes in the final round.

The Warriors finished the season with a 67-15 record. Steph Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 2 steals in his first NBA MVP season. They took down LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers, to win their first title since 1975.

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