It’s official: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry is this season’s NBA scoring champion. He only needed three points in the Warriors’ game against the Grizzlies on Sunday to hold off Wizards G Bradley Beal, and accomplished the feat in the first quarter. It’s his second scoring title and puts him in elite company.
First of all, he’s just the second player age 33 or older to own the scoring title, joining Bulls legend Michael Jordan. Curry averaged 31.8 points per game entering Sunday’s contest, by the way.
But of course there’s more. According to the NBC Sports broadcast, Curry joins an incredible group of NBA stars to win multiple scoring titles, NBA championships and league MVP awards. The group? Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and now, Curry.
Holy basketball. That’s some stat.
He’s also just the 19th player in NBA history to own multiple scoring titles. It’s quite a feat, one that will be made even sweeter with a win against the Grizzlies and a deep run in the playoffs. One thing’s for certain, however: Curry is one of the all-time greats, and a living legend. What a time to be alive.
And Curry’s final scoring average: an incredible 32 points per game. And some thought he would get “exposed.” What a memorable and possible MVP season from the Golden Child.
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