The history of basketball is no longer indebted to Stephen Curry. He sounds even daring to come to that conclusion with the player who changed the sport. He took it further, he established a dictatorship from the triple and there he was the best student and first teacher. Four championship rings, but finally, his first NBA Finals MVP arrives. And, also finally, his role in a fight for the ring is rewarded. The one in which other of his classmates had overshadowed him on ‘D-Day’.
Because Andre Igoudala and Kevin Durant -on two occasions- were the MVPs of the finals of the great ‘rush’ of the Warriors in the NBA finals. Curry, who was even accused of ‘not showing up in these games, was not in these pools. Until he managed to make the best number of it. One that could be doubted even seeing his age – he will turn 35 in 2023 – and the injuries that embittered his last courses.
But Curry stormed to the finals heaven. Being the foundation of some Warriors who could lose it perfectly, just as they faced the last quarters of the first and third games. Because his outside threat was never stopped by the Celtics, and neither Smart’s antidotes nor Udoka’s post-block solutions could knock him down. Curry killed, over and over again.
A stat line of 30.6+5.8+4.6 puts the finishing touch on Curry. To a player who changed the legend and is crowned in an almost magical way: in the mecca of the TD Garden. There, the last Finals MVP by a visiting player was a certain Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in 1985. Legend among legends joined by Curry.
Curry, thus, presents four championship rings and what is more important: defines the new basketball. Stretch it, send it to the triple and be part of the most winning team of the modern era and the one that has nothing to envy with Jordan’s Bulls. The MVP who does justice to history. The MVP who ruled them all.
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