Former Lakers legend Magic Johnson reveals that Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is his hot take to be this year’s league MVP.
Stephen Curry is one of the most impactful players in the league as of now. The way the game has become more fast-paced than ever is thanks to the Golden State Warriors superstar.
Over the last couple of years, he completely transformed the way how players use the three-point line.The Warriors had one of their worst seasons last year, in recent history.
The team, who were without the likes of Curry, Thompson and Green, had one of the worst records in the entire league. However, the Warriors have their MVP Steph Curry as well as former DPOY Draymond Green back in the lineup this season. With a few notable acquisitions, GSW looks like a much better team than last year.
Curry, personally, has been having one of the best seasons of his career. Many analysts and fellow NBA players believe that the 3-time champion should be the front-runner for the MVP award. A former MVP himself, Magic Johnson revealed Steph to be his pick for the MVP race. In a recent tweet, Johnson explained:
“It’s hard to deny Steph Curry from being the NBA’s MVP! He is the #1, #2, and #3 option for the Warriors and is STILL dominating!!”
It’s hard to deny Steph Curry from being the NBA’s MVP! He is the #1, #2, and #3 option for the Warriors and is STILL dominating!!
— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) April 19, 2021
Stephen Curry has been averaging 31 points, 5.9 assists and 5.6 rebounds per game, so far this season.
There is absolutely no doubt that Stephen Curry is the greatest shooter. But the 2-time MVP has a deep offensive arsenal who doesn’t only rely on his beyond the arc shooting.
In the month of April, the two-time three-point contest winner, averaged an incredible 39 points and 6.5 rebounds while shooting 47.7% from the 3-point field.
The man has been a walking bucket and has been embarrassing his defenders throughout the season. The “Baby Faced Assasin” is having himself a season almost identical to his unanimous MVP season, back in 2016.
There is a solid reason why Curry isn’t a favourite to win the MVP this year. His team hasn’t been getting many wins compared to the other front-runners’ teams. With a subpar record of 28-29, GSW is only 9th in the Western Conference.
Of course, for Curry, making a playoff push would matter more to him. With only 15 games left in their season, he would be giving his all for his team to successfully clinch a playoff spot.