Stephen Curry is having an unreal season. He has become the best point guard in the NBA currently and the Warriors have the 1st seed in the wild wild west with a record of 47-12. His team also has the best record at home with a 26-2 record thus far this season.
This monstrous season from Curry has made him one of the most popular players in the NBA. Steph had 1,513,324 votes for the All-Star game while the best player in the league, LeBron James, had 1,470,483 votes. Curry is coming off of winning the 3-point contest, during which he hit 14 long range shots in a row. He has established himself as one of the best shooters in the game, possibly the best of all time. The way Curry handles the ball is out of this world, and he can cut up just about any defender & score at will. He’s currently averaging 23.8 points per game, 4.5 rebounds per game and 7.8 assists per game, and on top of that, he’s leading the league in both 3-pointers made (41.3%) and steals (2.1 ) per game. There’s no doubt that Curry is one of the best players in the NBA right now.
The MVP race is not going to be easy for Curry though, with James Harden is having just as an amazing season as Curry. Harden was the leading scorer in the NBA until recently being passed by Russell Westbrook. Harden is the second leading scorer in the league with an impressive 26.9 points per game while his Houston Rockets team is currently the 4th seed in the west with a record of 41-20. Harden is doing this all without star center, Dwight Howard.
Overall, Harden is currently the best shooting guard in the league, he has an amazing way of getting to the basket, and can draw fouls better than any player in the league. Not only is Harden a good post player, he can really make you pay by raining a barrage of three-pointers. Regardless if there is a defender in his face, he will manage to get the ball in the basket. Harden currently has three triple-doubles this season and you can’t count him out of the MVP race.
This astounding season by Stephen Curry has made him one of the most feared offensive players in the NBA and also one of the most popular. If the Warriors can maintain their No.1 seed in the west, I think Curry will win the 2015 MVP. His highlights from this season alone are incredible as he makes scoring the ball and making defenders look silly an easy task. The season isn’t over yet though. James Harden has made it obvious that he is one of the best offensive players in the NBA which makes it difficult to say he doesn’t deserve the MVP. If he can keep up the insane scoring, he could easily win this head-to-head race. NBA fans should be excited to see the outcome of this amazing MVP race.