Warriors point guard Stephen Curry got a little verklempt during his acceptance speech for the 2014/15 NBA Most Valuable Player award. He acknowledged the support of his grandmother who used to provide faux play-by-play commentary while he practiced as a kid, and cited the example set by his father, Del, who played in the NBA from 1986 to 2002.
NBA MVP VOTE RESULTS
Curry easily outpaced Houston Rockets shooting guard James Harden in the MVP voting, with 100 first place votes to Harden’s 25. LeBron James came in third, followed by Russell Westbrook and Anthony Davis. Interestingly, both Curry and James were born in Akron, Ohio. Must be something in the water…
Steph Curry officially named MVP. Here's a look at voting totals per the press release… pic.twitter.com/vkY6Fcc0uC
— Lang Whitaker (@langwhitaker) May 4, 2015
Inexplicably, Curry got a single fifth place vote in the MVP voting from Mike Crispino, the radio commentator for the New York Knicks. Teammate Klay Thompson also got a lone fifth place vote, which represented his entire tally of one point.
ALL THE RIGHT MOVES
A few notable personalities (e.g. Kobe Bryant, Mark Jackson) felt Harden was more deserving of the MVP award, but the tape don’t lie. Curry set a new NBA record for three-point field goals made in a season (286), and led the league in free throw percentage (.914) and steals (163).
And, oh yeah, the former Charlotte Christian and Davidson star just flat-out bamboozled opponents in every way imaginable.