Steph Curry on if he's the MVP this year: "I gotta be"

Steph Curry on if he's the MVP this year: "I gotta be"

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has lit up the NBA over the last couple of weeks with his hottest shooting stretch to date. While the Warriors as a team still are far from what they were at the peak of their dynastic powers, Curry seems to be playing some of the best basketball of his career. 

This month, Curry is averaging 40.8 points, 7.2 threes, 6.2 rebounds and 4.4 assists, on 54.9/50.3/90.9 shooting splits.

Over his last five games, Curry is averaging 44.8 points, 9.2 threes, 5.2 rebounds and 5.0 assists, while shooting 55.6% from the field, 55.4% from three-point range and 91.0% from the free-throw line.  The Warriors are 4-1 over that stretch, including impressive wins over Philadelphia and Denver. 

Curry recently joined's "The Rex Chapman Show" to talk about a number of things, including where he believes he belongs in the current MVP discussion. 

"I mean -- I gotta be, I gotta be," Curry told Chapman. "I probably won't get it, but whatever. I like to be dramatic sometimes, so I'm just setting the table [laughter]."

The full episode of "The Rex Chapman Show" with Curry drops on Thursday morning on YouTube, Spotify, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, etc.

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