Stephen Curry is currently the favorite to win the 2021-2022 NBA MVP. While there is still a lot of the season left to be played, Curry has already put on a show so far this season and shows no signs of stopping.
This is arguably one of his most impressive seasons to date. Without Klay Thompson there to be his Scottie Pippen once again this season, Curry is left to do most of the heavy lifting for the Warriors on his own. Despite this, the Warriors are still tied for the one seed in the Western Conference with a record of 18-3.
This season, Curry has averaged 28.6 points, 5.8 rebounds, and 6.8 assists while shooting 46.6% and a mindblowing 42.3% from three. He also is only .04% from the field away from shooting at least 50% from the field, 40% from three, and 90% from the charity stripe (a very elusive club to be in).
If Stephen Curry wins his third MVP, will he beat out Magic Johnson as the greatest point guard of all time?
If Curry is able to finish the season off strong and does not suffer any injuries, he will almost certainly bring home his third career MVP award. This will tie him with Larry Bird, Magic Johnson, and Moses Malone for the sixth-most MVPs in NBA history.
This could be enough for many to move Curry up some all-time lists, and it would make his argument for being the best point guard of all time that much stronger.
Currently, there is a very heated debate on if Stephen Curry or Magic Johnson is the best point guard to ever touch the floor. However, despite Steph’s accomplishments on the court so far, he still has some ground to make up before he catches Magic in terms of accolades.
As it stands, Johnson still has led the league in steals one more time, has five more All-Star appearances, four more seasons of leading the league in assists, two more championships, three more NBA Finals MVPs, three more All-NBA appearances, and two more All-Star MVPs. The only edge that Curry has in terms of accolades is two scoring titles to Magic’s none.
While Magic still has Curry beat in terms of accolades, that gap will continue to get smaller and smaller as Curry continues to play. It has been made very clear this season that he is showing no signs of slowing down, and the style of game that he plays gives him an incredible amount of longevity.
The first step to finally shutting down the G.O.A.T. point guard argument for Curry would be for him to bring home his third MVP award this season.