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Stephen Curry Becomes the NBA’s First Unanimous MVP Winner

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By  | May 10, 2016 | 1:28p

Stephen Curry has officially earned his second consecutive MVP award following a historic campaign that saw his Golden State Warriors win an NBA record 73 games. In addition, he became the first unanimous winner in the league’s 61-year history, earning all 131 first-place votes.

Kawhi Leonard edged LeBron James for second place on the list. Russell Westbrook finished fourth and Kevin Durant was fifth.

Usually, even the most obvious MVP winners don’t earn a unanimous honor because there are a few contrarians that vote for someone else. In 2013, a single writer picked Carmelo Anthony over LeBron James for the honor, robbing James of a unanimous victory.

That did not happen this year, though. Instead, six different players earned second-place votes.

Curry followed up his More >

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Injury Behind Him, George Back to Playing at Elite Level

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By Kevin Cottrell Jr. | Special to NBA.com

It’s the summer of 2014.

Indiana Pacers forward Paul George wraps up the toughest offseason workouts of his career. His regimen was simple: hard work and attention to detail will net great on-court production.

Prior to unveiling his new talents for the Pacers, George would put his skills to the test as a key member of Team USA. The game’s brightest stars traveled to Las Vegas to participate in a mini-camp that concluded with a Blue and White exhibition game. Fans gathered in the Thomas and Mack Center to witness the beginning of a gold medal run and instead left with an unforgettable image.

With 9:33 remaining in the fourth quarter, George chased down James Harden in transition. While leaping to contest Harden’s layup attempt, George’s

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