This season the NBA MVP race is as tight as ever. Most analysts and insiders suggest that Nikola Jokic and Joel Embiid are the front runners to take home the Award. I feel, however, that this season the NBA MVP award should be given to Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors. Curry has been on another level towards the end of this season. I genuinely believe this push will give him enough traction to contend for the Award.
The 2021 Golden State Warriors
This season the Golden State Warriors have been nowhere near spectacular. They stand at 30-30, good enough for tenth place in the western conference. So why should Curry be in the conversation for MVP?. The main reason is because of the play-in game that has been introduced this season. Because of the play-in game, the tenth seed technically can make the playoffs, meaning the Warriors are a playoff team. This season in the games Curry has missed, the Warriors are 1-7 and averaged 102 points a game. Without him, the Warriors go from a solid basketball team to among the worst in the entire NBA. Another critical aspect to realize is that Curry has led the Warriors to a 30-30 record without Klay Thompson, an all-star caliber player. Klay can score 25 on any given night, and was a massive loss for a Warriors team trying to go back to the playoffs.
Curry and his Dazzling Play
As of late, Stephen Curry has made sure to emphasize the fact that he is the best shooter on the planet. On Back to Back games against the Celtics and 76ers, Curry wowed NBA fans across the globe. Against the Celtics, Curry scored 47 points to go along with 11 three-pointers. Then two days later, he scored 49 with ten three-pointers in a win over the 76ers. Curry’s scoring might be the best we’ve ever seen from him. He is averaging 31.2 points per game while shooting 42.5 percent from the three-point range.
Stephen Curry has not only performed exceptionally well but has changed the way basketball will be played forever. He has come back this season from his wrist injury and has again proved why he is the best point guard in the NBA. With outstanding three-point shooting and dazzling finishing, it is safe to say Stephen Curry should be right up there in the MVP conversation.