Steph Curry Favored to Win NBA Finals MVP, Cement Legacy as Top 10 Player Ever

Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry.
Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry. / Tom Pennington/GettyImages

It’s time to start a dialogue. 

Steph Curry has a chance to put himself into rarified air as a top-10 player in the history of the NBA with an NBA Finals victory and an NBA Finals MVP. 

I know that statement is going to ruffle some feathers, and that’s fine. But it’s the truth. 

Curry’s resume, if he wins NBA Finals MVP, which he is favored to do at WynnBET Sportsbook, would be extremely hard to compete with, and his impact on the game as a whole cannot be underestimated. 

Latest Odds to Win NBA Finals MVP

  • Steph Curry: +110
  • Jimmy Butler: +425
  • Jayson Tatum: +450
  • Klay Thompson: +1200
  • Draymond Green: +1500
  • Bam Adebayo: +2250
  • Jaylen Brown: +2250
  • Andrew Wiggins: +2250
  • Jordan Poole: +2250
  • Marcus Smart: +3000

Steph Curry’s Resume Speaks for Itself

Curry and the Golden State Warriors have a 3-0 lead on the Dallas Mavericks in the Western Conference Finals, and since no team has ever erased a 3-0 deficit, we can almost certainly pencil in Golden State for an NBA Finals appearance before Game 4 tips off on Tuesday night. 

Curry, a two-time MVP and the undisputed greatest shooter in NBA history, is missing one thing in his storied career, a Finals MVP. Yes, he should’ve won at least one in the three previous Warriors’ NBA titles, but that’s an argument for another day. 

The argument now is that if Curry can get it done, he will enter into a company that only a handful of players can claim. 

With a fourth title and a Finals MVP, Curry would be among six players that have four or more NBA titles, multiple regular season MVPs and a Finals MVP. 

The list? 

Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Tim Duncan. 

That’s it. Rarified air. 

That doesn’t go to all of the other accolades, the fact that he’s the greatest shooter in NBA history, and that Curry, arguably more than any other player in history, has changed the trajectory of the game, whether you like it or not. 

The most amazing thing about Steph’s run may be the fact that he has a chance to get back to the mountain top, after the Warriors’ dynasty appeared to have collapsed. 

There may not be a player in the NBA right now who commands as much attention as Curry when he’s on the floor, and there’s a reason why Golden State was a whopping plus-10.1 points per 100 possessions with him on the floor this season. 

Curry and the Warriors still have the close things out against Dallas and go on to win the title, but if they do, there’s going to be no debate where he lands all time when it comes to the 10 greatest players in NBA history.

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