Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry won the 2015 Kia Most Valuable Player award. The 27-year-old point guard from Davidson averages nearly 24 points per game, eight assists and four rebounds, leading the NBA in free throw percentage.
According to NBA.com, Curry received 100 of 130 first-place votes for a total of 1,198 points from a panel of 129 writers and broadcasters, leading the Warriors to the number one record in the NBA. Curry beat out Houston Rockets guard James Harden, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook and New Orleans Pelicans center Anthony Davis.
Curry is the first Warrior to win the MVP award since Wilt Chamberlain in 1960. Curry received the award in front of family and teammates, thanking them for their major support. He is the first point guard to win the award since Derrick Rose in 2011.
Curry is now focused on leading the Warriors in the second round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs against the Memphis Grizzlies.