NBA legend LeBron James has four NBA MVP trophies and fellow NBA legend Steph Curry has two NBA MVPs. And yes, it does seem that James, as many have said, should have won far more than a mere four — at some point they seemed to get bored with giving him the MVP.
Curry notably is also the only player in NBA history to win the MVP in a unanimous vote, meaning somehow people voted for a player other than James in, say, 2012. (It must have been the fifth dentist.)
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not only did he come out and score 33 in the 2nd half on 60% FG but after injuring his hand once again in the 4th quarter and it clearly bothering him, he fought through the pain and showed up to bring the win home for his teammates. Nobody’s talking about the fact that he did indeed hurt his finger again but he didn’t let that get in the way. Heart and soul of a true champion. 🙌🏽 mamba mentality
But perhaps the most surprising statistical difference between these two superstars is the sum totals of playoff scoring prowess. Curry’s Golden State Warriors are a juggernaut unlike any team James has played for. The Warriors have won three of the last four NBA titles and Curry, even with the addition of Kevin Durant, is still a major weapon. Yet despite Curry’s playoff dominance, James still bests Curry in 30-plus point games in the playoffs. And he beats him by 76 games.
James has scored 30-plus points in an NBA playoff game 110 times. Curry has done it 34 times, including two recent monster games. (Having missed the playoffs, James won’t be adding to his total this year, as Curry likely will.) 34 games still puts Curry tied for third among active NBA players behind only James and Curry’s teammate Durant.
Curry entered the NBA in 2009. James began his NBA career in 2003. That accounts for a lot of the difference, but still — 110 games! They call him King for a reason.
Steph in peak postseason form 🔥
Curry is now tied for the 4th most 30-pt playoff games among active players. pic.twitter.com/NkZGCKxN7H
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