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Cheers, Back-to-Back MVP Stephen Curry!

Making the MVP race look 'Stephortless' since last season
by John Paulo Aguilera | May 11, 2016
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The dust has finally settled, and Stephen Curry is (still) your 2015-16 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player.

For the second straight year, the Golden State Warriors guard took home the prestigious individual award after averaging career-highs of 30.1 points (league-leading), 5.4 rebounds, 2.1 steals (league-leading), not to mention 6.7 assists, while shooting 50.4 percent from the field (career-high), 45.4 percent from three-point range, and 90.8 percent from the foul line (league-leading).

Yet, despite the hardware and the gaudy numbers, many are still doubting Curry's elite status...

We guess being the first unanimous winner of the award—sweeping all 131 first-place votes, 130 from a panel of sportswriters and broadcasters in the United States and Canada, and one from the Kia MVP fan vote—in its 61-season history isn't enough.

We guess steering your team to the best regular-season record in NBA history (73-9) isn't enough.

We guess joining the elite company of Magic Johnson, Michael Jordan and Steve Nash as the only guards to earn the honor in consecutive seasons isn't enough.

We guess becoming the seventh member of the 50-40-90 club (shoot at least 50 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 90 percent from the foul line) isn't enough.

We guess being the first player in NBA history to average at least 30 points a game despite playing less than 35 minutes per game—34.2 minutes to be exact—isn't enough.

We guess draining a league-leading 402 three-pointers, which shattered his personal single-season league record of 286 set last season, isn't enough.

(When one mixtape for all those threes isn't enough.)

Cheers, Chef. Keep cookin' out there.

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