>> Michael Jordan couldn't do it, neither could Larry Bird. Even King James came up a little short. But on Tuesday, the Golden State Warrior Steph Curry became the first player ever unanimously named league MVP. Winning the award for a second year in a row.>> To be the first unanimous MVP award winner is something that I don't even know how to put into words.
You never know exactly how it's gonna unfold and you just have that faith and drive. And to have had this and have that special attachment to the first unanimous MVP award winner. It's definitely special, so, thank you guys for voting for me.>> Curry was the overwhelming favorite to take the title.
The 28 year old led the league in scoring during the regular season, and propelled his team to a record breaking 73 wins for the year. Still, no other player has been able to win over the entire panel of MVP judges. Shaquille O'Neal and Lebron James came close, falling just one vote shy in their most recent wins.
A knee injury had forced Curray to miss two weeks of the playoffs, but he returned to action in top form Monday night. Scoring 40 points in The Warrior's win over Portland, an astonishing 17 of them in overtime.