When it comes to the NBA’s MVP Award, Golden State Warriors guard – and two-time NBA MVP – Steph Curry thinks that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
“It’s that balance between — it’s all narrative stuff,” Curry said of the MVP Award, via The Athletic. “(Availability) should definitely be factored. But I don’t know what the cut-off is to say you had a ‘complete’ season. Is it 72, 65, 60? Like, if those 60 games were head and shoulders above the rest, a significant injury shouldn’t discredit that. . . It’s crazy that whatever the narrative is, whatever the criteria for that season, you’re battling through not just productivity on the court, but the spottiness of games and minutes. But I don’t know what the cut off is. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”
Curry has been mentioned in the NBA conversation this season for the impact that he has had on Golden State’s season, but he thinks that the voting process for the annual award can be subjective.
“That’s where it gets tricky,” Curry said. “You can look at numbers all you want to. If you want to find something that’s in your favor, you can find it. Or vice versa. But it’s just one of those conversations, year after year, people who are voting on this stuff gotta decide what they value.”
With two already under his belt, Curry doesn’t necessarily expect to win another MVP, largely due to a lack of narrative.
“There is no narrative,” Curry explained as to why he won’t win another MVP award, via Marcus Thompson of The Athletic. “Every year, there are a few players in the mix. This year, it’s like five deep. If you’re not in that conversation… I just know the narrative isn’t there so I would have to go above and beyond. So, it’s whatever. I’m blessed to have three rings. I’m good.”
At the end of the day, Curry is happy with his hardware, and the fact that he has consistently improved throughout his career.
“We don’t have three rings if I don’t play the way that I played,” Curry said. “So what else can I do? It sounds stupid and cliché and, whatever, passive. Like I’m deflecting or something. But I know I’ve gotten better every year. I know that even if people don’t. I’m better. That’s all I need to know.”
Even if Curry never wins another MVP, he already has two to his name, which is certainly more than most players can say.