Finally MVP of the Finals, Stephen Curry has now validated everything in the NBA

Despite his titles, despite his undeniable influence on the development of the game, Stephen Curry systematically heard the same chorus every time someone wanted to lower his resume: no Finals MVP.

In the collective imagination, superstars need to shine more on the big stages, and a superstar who is not considered the most important player in the final series of playoffs, during the three Finals won, is necessarily a thorn in the side. The Golden State point guard often removed the topic, saying it was not crucial to him as long as his team won. But when he finally received the Bill Russell Trophy, he could not deny that it was fun to present the latest criticism.

“What are they going to say now?” » he asked his opponents. “Of course we hear everything that is said about me as a player and about us as a team. No one outside the bay believed in October that we would be where we are today when the season started. »

Stephen Curry can repeat that the essential is the fourth ring this trophy completes his legacy.

” It helps “ explains Isiah Thomas on ESPN. “As Cedric Maxwell said last night, ‘There are 32 final MVPs and I’m one of them.” I’m also a part of it. In the end, it means something. It helps. Stephen’s legacy is already very solid in terms of everything he has done for the game, how he has carried it forward, how he has made many children want to play like him. He helped our sport move forward. »

An Olympic gold medal in 2024 to complete the CV?

Also for Draymond Green, this trophy was not crucial to validating everything his teammate had done, but as a competitor, it was still something that the point guard wanted on his resume.

“I told him after the match: he can not do more in this sport” assures Seth Curry, his brother. “It’s great to add another title and also get a Finals MVP trophy. That’s one of the last things he missed. Now he is in the debate about the 10 best players in history. And not just for shooting. In these finals, he did everything on the field. What else can he do? »

New Team USA coach Steve Kerr has an answer …

“He still misses an Olympic gold medal” he laughs. “And I think he really should focus on getting to the Olympic team in 2024. That’s the last thing he’s missing in his career. Sorry, but I could not help it.” And he’s not mistaken …

Stephen Curry’s full CV

– 4x NBA Champion (2015, 2017, 2018, 2022)
– NBA Finals MVP (2022)
– 2x MVP for regular season (2015, 2016)
– 8 × NBA All-Star (2014–2019, 2021, 2022)
– All-Star Game MVP (2022)
– 4 × selected in All-NBA First Team (2015, 2016, 2019, 2021)
– 3 × selected in All-NBA Second Team (2014, 2017, 2022)
– 1x selected for All-NBA Third Team (2018)
– Western Conference Finals MVP (2022)
– 2x leading goal scorer in the regular season (2016, 2021)
– 2x world champion with Team USA (2010, 2016)

Stephen Curry Percentage Bounces
Season Crew GM Minimum Shot 3 points LF Of Def Early pd party Int bp CT Points
2009-10 GOS 80 36 46.2 43.7 88.5 0.6 3.9 4.5 5.9 3.2 1.9 3.0 0.2 17.5
2010-11 GOS 74 34 48.0 44.2 93.4 0.7 3.2 3.9 5.8 3.2 1.5 3.1 0.3 18.6
2011-12 GOS 26 28 49.0 45.5 80.9 0.6 2.8 3.4 5.3 2.4 1.5 2.5 0.3 14.7
2012-13 GOS 78 38 45.1 45.3 90.0 0.8 3.3 4.0 6.9 2.5 1.6 3.1 0.2 22.9
2013-14 GOS 78 37 47.1 42.4 88.5 0.6 3.7 4.3 8.5 2.5 1.6 3.8 0.2 24.0
2014-15 GOS 80 33 48.7 44.3 91.4 0.7 3.6 4.3 7.7 2.0 2.0 3.1 0.2 23.8
2015-16 GOS 79 34 50.4 45.4 90.8 0.9 4.6 5.4 6.7 2.0 2.1 3.3 0.2 30.1
2016-17 GOS 79 33 46.8 41.1 89.8 0.8 3.7 4.5 6.6 2.3 1.8 3.0 0.2 25.3
2017-18 GOS 51 32 49.5 42.3 92.1 0.7 4.4 5.1 6.1 2.2 1.6 3.0 0.2 26.4
2018-19 GOS 69 34 47.2 43.7 91.6 0.7 4.7 5.4 5.2 2.4 1.3 2.8 0.4 27.3
2019-20 GOS 5 28 40.2 24.5 100.0 0.8 4.4 5.2 6.6 2.2 1.0 3.2 0.4 20.8
2020-21 GOS 63 34 48.2 42.1 91.6 0.5 5.0 5.5 5.8 1.9 1.2 3.4 0.1 32.0
2021-22 GOS 64 35 43.7 38.0 92.3 0.5 4.7 5.2 6.3 2.0 1.3 3.2 0.4 25.5
Total 826 34 47.3 42.8 90.8 0.7 4.0 4.7 6.5 2.4 1.7 3.2 0.2 24.3

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