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Stephen Curry named first unanimous NBA MVP

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was named unanimous NBA MVP Tuesday.
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry was named unanimous NBA MVP Tuesday. AP

Charlotte’s Stephen Curry did not just become a two-time NBA MVP on Tuesday. He also became the first unanimous MVP in the league’s history.

The Golden State guard received all 131 votes from media members across the country, the league announced Tuesday afternoon. San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard finished second and Cleveland’s LeBron James was third.

Curry is the 13th player in NBA history to have multiple MVPs, and he’s the first guard to repeat as MVP since Steve Nash did it in 2005-2006.

Curry, the son of former Hornets’ great Dell Curry and who starred at Davidson from 2006-2009, sprained his knee in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs. He returned to action Tuesday night and scored 40 points off the bench, including an NBA-record 17 points in overtime.

 

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