‘Almost Comical’ – Former NBA Champion Unsure of Stephen Curry as MVP Despite Incredible Run

Published 04/22/2021, 7:00 AM EDT
Feb 4, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) sits on the court floor after being called for a foul against the Dallas Mavericks during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Stephen Curry is on the hottest streak of his career. The former two-time MVP is playing at the highest level fans have seen him play. Curry is putting up ridiculous numbers and playing like a human highlight reel. Everything Curry touches is turning to gold right now, and he’s worked himself into the MVP conversation. But one former NBA champion isn’t sure about his chances of winning another MVP title.

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Stephen Curry on the streak of a lifetime

Former NBA champion BJ Armstrong spoke about Stephen Curry and his latest scoring run. Armstrong was amazed by the way Curry has been playing. He waxed eloquent about how incredibly Curry was playing over the last few weeks. Curry’s shooting has improved, which didn’t seem possible before. He is putting up about 10 or more threes in a game, which is almost unheard of in the NBA.

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 Armstrong said, “We have to admire the individual performances that the Chef is putting up right now, without question. The way that he’s scoring from beyond the three-point line. He’s doing 10+ threes a night, making it look normal, making it look easy. It’s not like he’s coming to the game and we don’t know he’s going to be defended.”

Armstrong added that Curry isn’t getting easy chances to score. He’s playing against heavy defenses in whichever game he plays. Despite this, he’s finding ways to get to the basket. Furthermore, Steph is scoring with great versatility, which makes guarding him even harder.

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Armstrong added, “They’re defending him from the moment he gets off the bus. And he still finds a way to get that shot off. And he’s doing it in such a variety of ways that now you just admire. He doesn’t even need space. Most of us need space, or most of the players need space. He just seems like he’s chucking these things up and they’re just going in.”

Is Curry an MVP contender?

Armstrong pointed out that there are very few players who have multiple games of 10+ three-pointers in their career, whereas Stephen Curry has had multiple games like that in the last week. While Armstrong doesn’t believe that makes him an MVP contender, fans should marvel at Curry right now.

Apr 6, 2021; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) dribbles the ball against the Milwaukee Bucks in the second quarter at the Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

“I think there’s only been three or four players who’ve had five or more (players with) over 10 threes in a game. He’s had five or six in the last week. This is incredible, what we’re seeing… It’s almost comical the way he is playing… I don’t know if it’s an MVP, but certainly, if you are a fan of shooting, watch him, because we may never see this again,” Armstrong said.

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy

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Aaditya Krishnamurthy is an NBA & NFL journalist for EssentiallySports, before which he worked at BusinessWorld magazine. He has been a fan of Basketball for over 10 years now, since Shaquille O’Neal was a Phoenix Suns player. During his time at Symbiosis School for Liberal Arts, he started a sports magazine for the college called the Overtime Tribune and hosted the Overtime Tribune Podcast until he graduated.

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