by Harrison Askey / May 3, 2021
The MVP race this season has been quite an interesting one with so many players playing so well. Most of the analysts have been agreeing that the award should go to Philadelphia 76ers big man Joel Embiid who has been having himself a great season averaging 29.2 points, 3 assist, and 10.8 rebounds so far.
However, Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been making a statement this season showing that he still has a lot of star potential left in him. The guard has single-handedly been carrying the Warriors this season and it shows – when Curry doesn’t play, the Warriors are 1 and 7.
Curry has been putting up some great numbers as well this season, averaging 31.3 points, 5.8 assist, and 5.5 rebounds. On top of all this, Curry has been breaking records all over this season. Just this year Curry has become the Warriors all time points leader which was previously held by none other than basketball legend Wilt Chamberlain. Curry has also passed Hall of Famer Reggie Miller to become 2nd in all time threes made with 2,730, and he has done it in half the time it took Miller to do so. Curry is also only 203 three pointers off from tying Ray Allen with total three points made. Curry has scored over 200 three pointers now in 8 different seasons, and he is the only player to do this.
The only thing that isn’t looking good for Curry is the chance of making the playoffs as the Warriors currently sit right on the edge of the playoffs at the 9th seed. Curry and the Warriors are looking to make one final push to get into the playoffs, but if they don’t, Curry’s chances at MVP go down by a lot as Embiid and the 76ers are currently sitting at number one in the East. The argument could be made that the Western Conference has much tougher competition as it is home to stars such as Lebron James, Nikola Jokic, Damian Lillard, Paul George, and many more.