Golden State Warriors superstar Steph Curry has accomplished nearly everything a basketball player could hope for, but there is an open spot in his trophy case.
The rise of the Golden State Warriors has been directly related to the rise of Steph Curry.
2012-13 was the first year Curry scored 20+ points per game, and he led the Warriors to their first playoff appearance since 2007.
Steph won his first MVP award during the 2014-15 season, and Golden State capped off that incredible year by winning their first championship since 1975.
Curry made history by taking home his second straight MVP award in 2015-16 with a unanimous vote, and his team made history by winning a record 73 games during the regular season.
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Steph has continued to be one of the league’s top players as the Warriors’ dynasty has continued to dominate.
With five All-Star and All-NBA appearances to his name, two MVP’s, three championship rings, and a scoring title, Curry has checked off nearly every one of his career goals.
Except winning that elusive Finals MVP award.
Steph probably should have won the award in 2015 when he scored 26 points per game with 6.3 assists, 5.2 rebounds, and 1.8 steals while shooting 38.5% from three, but the media chose to give it to Andre Iguodala for defending LeBron James and his hot outside shooting.
You could’ve made the case for Curry to win each of the last two Finals MVP’s as he averaged 26.8 points, 8 rebounds, and 9.4 assists per game in 2017 and 27.5, 6, and 6.8 in 2018. But Kevin Durant took home both of those trophies.
Steph’s goals for this season should be simple: stay healthy and win the Finals MVP.
Those goals go hand in hand as playoff injuries have affected his performance in the Finals in the past and may be a reason why he hasn’t won that award yet in his career.
The opportunity should be there once again as the Warriors are prohibitive favorites to take home their third straight title.
If Curry performs well in a championship series yet again, he should be able to add that Finals MVP award to his résumé next season.
Here are the other Golden State Warriors’ goals for the upcoming season: