Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Steph Curry Sends Soundwaves Through the Basketball World

Steph Curry seems to do something great every time he steps on the hardwood.  Last night, he pulled off the incredible.  Curry drove past the basket, and then crossed up and shook Chris Paul to the floor.  As Paul fell into a crab walk, sound waves were sent across the world.  Curry lit up social media networks and gave everyone something to talk about.

The Warriors went on to win 110-106 and Curry finished with 27 points.  His splash brother Klay Thompson added in 25 points.

At this point of the year, the Warriors are 61-13 and a favorite to win the NBA Title.  Curry is also in the swirl of MVP talks along with James Harden. If it was decided today, the award has to go Curry.  He is putting up 23.7 points, 7.8 assists, and 4.2 rebounds per game this season.

Not only does he produce at a high rate, he also helps lead his team. With their new coach Steve Kerr, leadership was key for the Warriors at the beginning of the season.  As seen in Cleveland, having a new coach without good leadership can lead to trouble. Although they have turned it around lately with LeBron's new found leadership.  On the other hand, Curry has made Kerr's transition easy and has helped lead his team to the best record in the NBA.

Not only is Curry a good player for MVP based on his play, he is also extremely marketable.  He is a genuine person with a great story.  He helped lead his Cinderella team deep in the NCAA Tournament and shocked the country.  He was just some un-athletic kid who could shoot the three.  But scouts and fans soon learned he was more than that.  Then he went to the NBA and helped turn around a team who was struggling to succeed in a competitive Western Conference.  Lastly, Curry is a great role model for kids and gives off a good image.  An image the NBA would love to portray.

In the contrary, James Harden has more of a raw character.  He is known for being lazy on defense and only caring about scoring the ball. Harden is also known for being extremely selfish and even thinks the Rockets are his, and only his team.  Although Harden is a little rough on the edges, he is still a great player.  His numbers may outshine Curry's, but he lacks crucial leadership skills and is only great on one side of the floor.

All in all, the overall success of the Golden State Warriors and Steph Curry's production and image will help him win MVP.  He goes out every night, puts up crazy numbers, and reinvents the game of the basketball with his un-athletic style in an era where athleticism rules over all.  For once, athleticism will take the back seat and true basketball skill will win the MVP.

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