Here’s my 2 Cent Tuesday Blog on yesterday’s big NBA news.
The Baby Faced Assassin got what he deserved.
In an announcement Monday that should have surprised no one, the NBA named Golden State Warriors guard Steph Curry the league’s Most Valuable Player for its 2014 – 15 season.
Congratulations to Curry for delivering such a brilliant NBA season. The slender 6’3” sharpshooter earned the award normally reserved for bigger, stronger and more physically imposing players.
Curry bested the electrifying James Harden of the Houston Rockets and the always dominant LeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers for the award. Few outside Houston and the Rockets’ locker room would argue with this year’s MVP choice as 129 NBA writers cast their votes.
The likable Golden State Warrior received 100 first place votes while runner-up Harden collected 25 and third place finisher James got 5.
Emerging as one the NBA’s top players and the sports world’s most entertaining and admired athletes, the 27 year-old Curry is just flat out fun to watch. Once he crosses half court with the ball, defenses are stretched until he finds a creative way to snap them.
Curry is a little unorthodox, very tricky and surprisingly quick with the basketball. Opposing defenses may go on high alert when Curry’s in the game, but their chances of stopping the Davidson graduate have been slim this past NBA season. Curry led the Warriors to a franchise best 67 wins. And, he broke his personal single season three point record with 286 made baskets from behind the arc.
Full court pressure, double teams and half court traps have all failed so far this year against talented Curry. The new MVP has often prompted Coach Steve Kerr to, at first, bemoan an ill-advised Curry shot, only to quickly retreat and then taste some humble pie, while congratulating his star guard for making the improbable shot.
In addition to being a lethal shooter from just about anywhere 35 feet from the basket, the Baby Faced Assassin exudes professionalism as a polite and polished individual.
His wholesome good looks and humble demeanor endear him to the masses. But, NBA rivals have quickly learned to fear this Baby Faced Assassin with the killer crossover and deadly three point stroke.
And, that’s my 2 cents this Tuesday on my favorite basketball player and newly named NBA Most Valuable Player.
Kudos to Steph Curry.
MIKE on sports!