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Steph Curry has Steph Curry’s vote for MVP

During an appearance on the “Rex Chapman Show,” Warriors point guard Steph Curry was asked if he should be named the MVP this year.

“I got to be,” Steph Curry said. “I probably won’t get it, but whatever.”

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The full interview will be uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, but Curry’s comments light fuel to a fire on a contentious debate in the NBA. The MVP award is typically earned by one of the best players in the NBA who’s also on one of the best teams in the league.

 

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Although Curry is undoubtedly one of the best players in the world, his team may not even make the playoffs. The Warriors (29–29) are currently the No. 9 seed in the Western Conference and could find themselves watching the postseason from home.

That’s through no fault of Curry, though. The two-time MVP is currently leading the league in scoring at 31.4 points per game. Meanwhile, he’s averaging a league-best 5.2 three-pointers per game.

Curry is shooting 43.1% from behind the arc and 92.2% from the charity stripe with 5.9 assists and 5.5 rebounds per contest. He’s currently averaging more points and rebounds per game than either of his MVP seasons in 2015 and 2016.

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