Everybody counted Curry and the Warriors out when Klay Thompson got hurt. Then, he went video game-mode and put up insane numbers to win the Scoring Title and clinch a spot in the play-in tournament.
LeBron James Says Steph Curry Is This Year's MVP
“We’re playing versus, in my opinion, the MVP of our league this year in Steph,” LeBron said. “We got to be prepared for everything they have. They have championship DNA.”
LeBron made his case for Curry, talking about how everybody counted his team out and doubted his legacy. Steph delivered with perhaps his best season yet, leading an otherwise lottery team to a play-in berth:
“Everybody counted him out this year. Everybody saying, ‘Now that Klay is hurt, can Steph lead a team on his own? What is he going to do? Can he carry a team on his own? Can he carry a team into the postseason? Can he keep the team afloat?’ He’s done that and more," The King added.
“If Steph is not on Golden State’s team, then what are we looking at? We get caught up in the records sometimes and who has the best record as opposed to who had the best season that year. Steph has had, in my opinion, the best season all year. Obviously, I don’t think Steph is going to get it because that’s another conversation in my eyes. He’s played the best basketball year-round," LeBron concluded.
Sadly, Steph isn't likely to take the award away from Nikola Jokic's hands, even though he's coming off a historical season and was clearly the most valuable player in the entire planet this year.