Rodrigo Alcantara

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The most valuable player in the NBA Finals for the first time, the star had already won the regular season MVP twice and the All-Star Game MVP once.

Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images - Curry with his cup
© Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images – Curry with his cupThearon W. Henderson/Getty Images – Curry with his cup

Last Friday (17th), Stephen Curry celebrated the fourth conquest in six finals of the Golden State Warriors in the last eight seasons and to complete the party, he came out as MVP and most valuable player in the finals of the NBA (award he won for the first time in his career).

Curry also won an unprecedented Western Conference Finals MVP award., delivered for the first time this year. Also this season, he broke the record for a career three-balls by a player in regular seasons—he already held the record in the playoffs and finals. These are brands that have increased the confidence of the teammates in relation to the trophy.

The award was more than deserved., that’s because he beat his NBA Finals scoring average with 187 against the Celtics in the series, a career-high 31.16. In the other three conquests, he scored 30.6. Apart from game five, in which he scored only 16, he was the highlight in the other duels with 34 twice, 29, 31 and 43.

List of all MVPs in NBA history year by year

1955-56 – Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks)
1956-57 – Bob Cousy (Boston Celtics)
1957-58 – Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)
1958-59 – Bob Pettit (St. Louis Hawks)
1959-60 – Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia Warriors)
1960-61 – Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)
1961-62 – Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)
1962-63 – Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)
1963-64 – Oscar Robertson (Cincinnati Royals)
1964-65 – Bill Russell (Boston Celtics)
1965-66 – Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers)
1966-67 – Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers)
1967-68 – Wilt Chamberlain (Philadelphia 76ers)
1968-69 – Wes Unseld (Baltimore Bullets)
1969-70 – Willis Reed (New York Knicks)
1970-71 – Lew Alcindor (Milwaukee Bucks)
1971-72 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks)
1972-73 – Dave Cowens (Boston Celtics)
1973-74 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Milwaukee Bucks)
1974-75 – Bob McAdoo (Buffalo Braves)
1975-76 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
1976-77 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
1977-78 – Bill Walton (Portland Trail Blazers)
1978-79 – Moses Malone (Houston Rockets)
1979-80 – Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (Los Angeles Lakers)
1980-81 – Julius Erving (Philadelphia 76ers)
1981-82 – Moses Malone (Houston Rockets)
1982-83 – Moses Malone (Philadelphia 76ers)
1983-84 – Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
1984-85 – Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
1985-86 – Larry Bird (Boston Celtics)
1986-87 – Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
1987-88 – Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
1988-89 – Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
1989-90 – Magic Johnson (Los Angeles Lakers)
1990-91 – Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
1991-92 – Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
1992-93 – Charles Barkley (Phoenix Suns)
1993-94 – Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston Rockets)
1994-95 – David Robinson (San Antonio Spurs)
1995-96 – Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
1996-97 – Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)
1997-98 – Michael Jordan (Chicago Bulls)
1998-99 – Karl Malone (Utah Jazz)
1999-00 – Shaquille O’Neal (Los Angeles Lakers)
2000-01 – Allen Iverson (Philadelphia 76ers)
2001-02 – Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
2002-03 – Tim Duncan (San Antonio Spurs)
2003-04 – Kevin Garnett (Minnesota Timberwolves)
2004-05 – Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)
2005-06 – Steve Nash (Phoenix Suns)
2006-07 – Dirk Nowitzki (Dallas Mavericks)
2007-08 – Kobe Bryant (Los Angeles Lakers)
2008-09 – LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
2009-10 – LeBron James (Cleveland Cavaliers)
2010-11 – Derrick Rose (Chicago Bulls)
2011-12 – LeBron James (Miami Heat)
2012-13 – LeBron James (Miami Heat)
2013-14 – Kevin Durant (Oklahoma City Thunder)
2014-15 – Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
2015-16 – Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)
2016-17 – Russell Westbrook (Oklahoma City Thunder)
2017-18 – James Harden (Houston Rockets)
2018-19 – Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
2019-20 –Giannis Antetokounmpo (Milwaukee Bucks)
2020-21 – Nikola Jokic (Denver Nuggets)
2021-22 – Stephen Curry (Golden State Warriors)

List of NBA MVPs in the Regular Season

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar – 6 times
Michael Jordan – 5 times
Bill Russell – 5 times
Wilt Chamberlain – 4 times
LeBron James – 4 times
Magic Johnson – 3 times
Larry Bird – 3 times
Moses Malone – 3 times
Tim Duncan – 2 times
Karl Malone – 2 times
Steve Nash – 2 times
Stephen Curry – 2 times
Bob Pettit – 2 times
Giannis Antetokounmpo – 2 times

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