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Stephen Curry Fires Back At LeBron James For Underhanded MVP Comments

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Since becoming the first unanimous regular-season MVP in league history, Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry has been a punching bag for criticism from current and former players. Among those launching subtle marks toward him is Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward LeBron James. The four-time NBA MVP recently stated that Curry did deserve the award, but openly questioned the meaning of the word “valuable.” It didn’t take long for this to come back around to the reigning back-to-back MVP.

“I’ve gotten really good at ignoring people,” Curry said. “So that is the theme of the last two years.”

When it comes to being the first to accomplish any major feat in the world of sports, there will always be criticism toward to that said player or team. Curry is no different in this situation as many will point to talented supporting cast that he has around him. However, what he did individually to help led the Warriors to break the 72 regular-season wins record that was held by the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls was historical in its own right.

Curry lead the league in scoring with a career-high 30.1 points on 50.4 percent shooting from the field, including 45.4 percent from 3-point range along with 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds. He also led the NBA with 2.14 steals per game, making him only the third MVP award recipient to achieve that feat joining Hall of Famers Michael Jordan and Allen Iverson. He became the first player in league history to average 30 points in less than 35 minutes per game throughout an entire season. He also made an eye-popping 402 three-pointers, which completely shattered his previous NBA record of 286. Although he may not be the big and overpowering player that James is, there’s still much value into what Curry brings on the court.

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