LeBron James complimented 2015 NBA MVP Steph Curry saying: “I think it’s great that another kid born in Akron, Ohio can win an MVP.” Steph was born in Akron General Hospital while his father, Dell Curry, was playing with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron was born at Akron General, too.
There have been no reports of increased requests for spots in the Akron General maternity ward — yet. But Curry’s MVP should make Ohio moms think twice about going anywhere else. Curry’s MVP means that five out of the last seven NBA MVPs were born there (James has won four MVP awards) so it’s obviously not a bad place to start out in life.