Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has been named the NBA MVP 2015 after a stellar season leading his team to a record-breaking year.
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Curry received 100 1st place votes en route to being crowned the ‘Most Valuable Player’, and he finished with a total of 1,198 points to top the voting process.
Meanwhile, Houston Rockets star James Harden came second with 936 points, while Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James completed the top three with 552 points.
However, Curry secured the award with a huge winning margin as he received a significant number of first place votes in comparison to Harden, despite both men producing memorable campaigns which are now on-going into the post-season.
The 27-year-old played a leading role in the Warriors’ record-breaking year with rookie coach Steve Kerr compiling a 67-15 record over the regular season as well as going 39-2 at home.
Curry averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds per game which were all significantly up on his career averages, while his play on the defensive end also improved as he established himself as one of the leading two-way point guards in the league.
Although there was significant support for Harden as well as James and Russell Westbrook, the Warriors star ultimately deserved it more than his competition given that his team enjoyed great success in large part to his influence.
Curry has previously spoken about his desire to become the new face of the NBA, and given his season so far, the MVP award and the potential of leading the Warriors to a championship this year, he is very much on course to make his dream into a reality.