Steph Curry has become the new stratosphere superstar in the NBA, leading a hugely talented Golden State Warriors team to the best record in the ferocious Western Conference. Curry’s got the whole package–the guy hears “MVP! MVP!” chants at road games. Will he win the award? Charmed rookie coach Steve Kerr thinks he should, but it’s really not his business. Kerr’s–and Curry’s–business is to win games and a championship. Curry would rather be named MVP of the NBA Finals than MVP of the league–not to slight the latter honor.
Meanwhile Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey has launched a campaign to make sure his star, the unstoppable guard James Harden, wins NBA MVP. (Morey is like Harvey Weinstein before the Oscars.) No one could argue against Harden winning, though Curry–and lots of other players--have a case. Steve Kerr knows his job and it’s coach, not campaigner: “If Daryl Morey wants to run his own one-man campaign for James Harden he can do that. We’re focused on other stuff,” Kerr says. Like beating the Rockets, which the Warriors have done every time this season.