Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry celebrated his record night of three-pointers with a prosciutto and egg sandwich.
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Stephen Curry dropped 45 points on the Portland Trail Blazers on Thursday night and he also set the NBA record for three-pointers in one season, but apparently his day didn’t get really good until he got to have a prosciutto and egg sandwich from his wife. He posted the picture on Instagram after the win, as detailed by SI.com.
Curry had a game on Thursday night that might have helped cement his MVP case in the minds of voters. He beat his own record of three-pointers, which was previously 272, and he still has a few more games to play before the end of the regular season. As it stands now, he has 276. He shot 17-23 that night and 8-13 from three point range.
There’s little doubt that Curry has been either the frontrunner or very close to it for the MVP, but in the last few weeks, there’s been a lot of talk about James Harden of the Rockets. Even Curry’s former coach Mark Jackson said he thought Harden should get it.
The only thing about Curry’s candidacy that should give people pause is that the Warriors are still a very good team and it’s not just Curry making them that way. Their bench is one of the strongest in the league and most would expect they’d be in playoff contention even without Curry, just not likely at the top of the Western Conference. However, there’s little argument that Curry is probably the best player on that team.
On the other hand, some of the other teams with MVP candidates, most specifically the Rockets with Harden, would be floundering around near the bottom of contention if their MVP candidate was not on the team. If you try to say that the MVP should be the best player in the league, then that one probably still goes to LeBron James, and let’s face it, the Cavs wouldn’t get too far without him either.
So that leaves Curry as the best player on the best team in the league and that tends to be the way the award goes if it’s not a down year. He is also arguably the player having the best and most consistent season. If you look at the season as a whole, he is the player whose play has really stood out throughout the season.
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