There are few active players in the NBA whose career accolades measure up to Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry. Steph is a seven-time All-Star, two-time MVP, three-time NBA champion and two-time scoring champion, among many other things.
He nearly added a third MVP trophy to his collection this season, but was edged out by Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokić and Philadelphia 76ers Joel Embiid. On Saturday night, Curry added one more award to his mantle.
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It was the second time Curry has earned the honor – as voted on by fans – after number 30 was the “Best NBA Player” at the 2015 ESPYs. In 63 games this season, Curry posted a league-best 32.0 points per game, as well as 5.8 assists and a career-high 5.5 rebounds per contest and a shooting line of 48/42/92.
Steph was named the Western Conference Player of the Month for April and May and made the All-NBA First team for the fourth time in his career.
Curry Faced Heavy Competition in CP3, Jokić, Dončić
The 33-year-old point guard faced stiff competition for the ESPY this year, as MVP-winner Nikola Jokić, fellow First-Team All-NBAer Luka Dončić, and possible NBA-champion Chris Paul were the other nominees. In 2015 when Curry previously won the ESPY for Best NBA Player, the other candidates were LeBron James, Anthony Davis, James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
The 2015 ESPYs showed just how much of a banner season it was for the entire Warriors organization, as Curry also took home the honor for Best Male Athlete and Steve Kerr won the award for Best Coach/Manager. Shooting guard Klay Thompson was nominated for Best Record-Breaking Performance for when he scored 37 points in a quarter against the Sacramento Kings, and the Dubs were among six candidates for Best Team.
Peyton Manning and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team earned those honors respectively.
Steph, Seth, Dell Curry Had a Busy Weekend Playing Another Sport
Though Saturday’s nomination was all about what Curry could do on the hardwood, Steph – as well as younger brother Seth and father Dell – were all busy on the greens this weekend. The trio of sharpshooters took part in the American Century golf Championship in Lake Tahoe.
While none of the Curry family members won the event, Steph was the winner amongst the three, finishing in ninth place. Dell Curry finished tied for 16th, Seth was 54th, and the victor was former NBA player Vinny Del Negro.
It looks like Steph still has bragging rights in his family, even on the golf course.