Stephen Curry received some bad news during the playoffs when doctors told him his knee injury would keep him sidelined for much of the second round. But the Golden State Warriors superstar received some good news today: He is the NBA’s MVP for the second straight season.
According to multiple reports, the Under Armour-sponsored athlete is set to receive the 2016 Kia NBA Most Valuable Player Award. Curry averaged 30.1 points, 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds per game during the regular season. The 28-year-old also shattered the record for most 3-pointers made in a season — a record he set last season with 286 — by draining a whopping 402.
Curry wore a number of colorways throughout the season of his latest signature shoe with Under Armour, the Curry Two, as well as a reimagined iteration of the shoe that was spotted in the latter part of the season, the Under Armour Curry 2.5. While rehabbing his injured knee, Curry was spotted in an Under Armour shoe featuring his “SC” branding on the forefoot, which the brand identified via an email with Footwear News today is a “yet-to-be-released shoe.”
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The guard won the award last season — a year that saw the release of his first-ever signature shoe, the Curry One — averaging 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game.
Golden State, without Curry, is leading its second round series against the Portland Trail Blazers 2-1. Game 4 is scheduled for tonight at the Moda Center in Portland, Ore.