Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry will be named the NBA’s Most Valuable Player for the second straight season, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.
Curry becomes the 11th player in NBA history to win back-to-back MVP awards, joining LeBron James, Steve Nash and Tim Duncan as the players to accomplish that feat since 2000.
He is also bidding to become the first unanimous MVP in league history.
Curry surpassed his single-season NBA record for made three-pointers with 402 in 2015–16. He joined Warriors coach Steve Kerr as the only player in NBA history to shoot at least 50 percent from the floor, 45 percent from three and 90 percent from the free throw line in a season.
His 30.1 points per game in the regular season was the best in the NBA. He also averaged 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds.
Curry’s dominant season helped the Warriors win a record 73 games in the regular season, surpassing the 72–win mark set by the 1995–96 Chicago Bulls.