Maybe it's because when people say 'he's on fire' and hearken back to the famous line from NBA Jam, it makes me feel nostalgic.
Or maybe it's because when I see Curry dribble the ball with complete mastery like it's an extension of his own hand I'm reminding of watching And1 Mixtapes with my friends, and then trying to mimmick the moves in a backyard.
Regardless of why I enjoy watching Curry play, the fact of the matter is he's had a completely dominating year.
Let's look at the facts supporting his MVP win:
- Games Played: 80
- Minutes Played: 2,983 (7th in the league)
- Points: 1,900 (2nd in the league)
- PPG: 23.8 (6th in the league)
- FG%: 47%
- 3p%: 44% (3rd in the league)
- 3p Made: 286 (NBA record)
- FT%: 91% (1st in the league)
- APG: 7.7 (6th in the league)
The thing about the way Curry plays is that he just looks like an MVP on the court, the stats are just the icing on the cake.
Here is a glimpse of Curry's shot coverage for his MVP year
There is no doubt Curry is on pace to be the greatest shooter in NBA history.
As of this year, Curry is making $10,629,213 for the 2014-15 season, a complete steal if you ask me.
Looking back at recent MVP winners and their salaries, the Warriors are getting a great deal.