Golden State Warriors
San Francisco Bay Area
Basketball history is being made! Even if you are not usually an NBA basketball fan 2016 is the year to watch the San Francisco Warriors. They started with 24 straight wins and ended the season with a record 73 single-season wins. And, Steph Curry, if he can keep this up for 4-5 years, could possibly become the best player ever which is saying a lot given Michael Jordan’s reputation.
Warriors Style of Play
What makes watching even more fun is that the Warriors are a positive, pleasant, cooperative team of players (a rarity these days of ego maniacs :) and Curry is one of the nicest (married to his high school sweetheart, a Christian and a surprisingly pleasant, humble but yet quite confident guy). The Warriors are a “small team” so they play a very open style (often with over 30 assists/game) which is much more enjoyable to watch than seeing a bunch of giant brutes beat each other up under the basket.
Steph Curry – First Unanimous NBA MVP
Curry won his second consecutive NBA MVP in 2016 while becoming the first unanimous MVP selection in history. He led the league in scoring with 31.2 points/game while shooting 50.4% from the field, 45.4% from 3-point range and 90.8% from the foul line. He broke his own record for 3-pointers by making 402, becoming the first player in league history to ever top 300 and 400 3-pointers in a season. Besides being a scoring wonder, Curry led the league with 2.1 steals/game and averaged 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds. He’s a great team player too. See more details.
Moreover, he gets even better under pressure. For example, in game 4 of the 2016 playoffs against Portland Curry played the best overtime in NBA history scoring 17 points in a 5-minute overtime, more than two entire teams can usually score.