Here is a quick look at the Top Two NBA MVP winners in league history. We’ve seen many dominant seasons, but these two take the cake.
LeBron James shocked the World when he made his public decision to “take his talents to South Beach” during the 2012-13 NBA season. During the season LeBron James averaged 26.7 assists in eight rebounds per game. The Miami Heat won a consecutive 27 games in a row which was the second longest streak in NBA history. With multiple 30-point games on 60% shooting LeBron James was near perfect while in Miami.
The Miami Heat have won three NBA championships, with LeBron on the team for two of them. In 2012, LeBron James and the Miami Heat faced off against Western Conference find finalist Oklahoma City. The Thunder eventually lost to the Heat while LeBron was named Finals MVP. James follow this performance in the 2013 NBA finals weird the Miami he would face off against the San Antonio Spurs winning in a 4-3 series final. LeBron James win his third MVP in 2013 with his previous ones being in 2009, and 2010.
Winning MVP consecutively, James will go down in NBA history and is one of the best players to ever play the game. LeBron James is going into his 20th season in the NBA and has been a model of longevity. In season 19 James averaged 30 points 8 rebounds and 6 assists. If Lebron can repeat his 2021-22 season we can only assume that a possibility of MVP can be in his future.
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Stephen Curry MVP Season
In the 2015-2016 NBA season Stephen Curry was named KIA’s Most Valuable Player award. Stephen Curry played 79 games coming off 34 minutes averaging 30.1 points per game, 6.7 assists, 5.4 rebounds, and shot 50.4 percent from the field. The most points this season were on October 31st, he dropped 53 points against the New Orleans Pelicans.
During the 2015 playoffs, Curry averaged 28.3 points per game, 6.4 assists, 5.5 rebounds, and shot 47.6 percent from the field. Curry led the Warriors in crucial moments throughout the regular season. In the final 48 minutes of the fourth quarter in 2015–16, he recorded 50.4 points, the best rate since the NBA began keeping track of that statistic in 1996. This season, Curry was more than simply a superb 3-point shooter.
This past season (2021-22), he miraculously managed to finish first in the league in field goal percentage on layups (68.7%), (minimum 150 attempts). Curry had the highest effective field goal percentage on corner threes (71.9%) among all point guards and was third in the NBA behind J.J. Redick (82.5%) and Kyle Korver (72.1 percent). From 28 feet and the half-court line (47 feet), Curry made 51.6 percent of his shots in 2015–16. The NBA as a whole scored at 20.8 percent.
These two athletes have could have potentially won MVP at any year within the past decade. Despite injuries or team adjustments both LeBron James and Stephen Curry have seemingly overcome all of the hurdles in their way and have created successful legacies in the NBA. LeBron and Steph are the two best MVPs to play the game in receivers and their dominance is evident as it is represented through their accolades.