Curry has just won an unanimous decision as the Most Valuable Player. Let's dive into the NBA odds from PaddyPower on what his chances are to win the MVP Finals.
Stephen Curry broke sports history as he became the first unanimous NBA Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, 10th May. This would mark his second straight MVP win. San Antonio Spurs forward Kawhi Leonard came in second place with voters, followed by LeBron James from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Curry has been an overwhelming favorite and a big contributor to the Warriors' record-setting 73 wins during the pre-season. He is among the few who have joined the unanimous MVP club, with Tom Brady winning the 2010 NFL MVP award and Wayne Gretzky winning the 1982 Hart Trophy. There have been a total of 17 unanimous MVPs in baseball, with the most recent being Bryce Harper.
Today we look at the NBA odds (listed at PaddyPower) on who will win the Finals MVP. Hopefully with the information provided below you will make a calculated NBA pick and reap the benefits when the MVP winner is declared.
Stephen Curry (+120)
With Curry already winning the MVP twice in a row, it's very hard to consider anybody else for this prestigious award. Voters will have a hard time seeing beyond his spectacular performance with the Warriors to down vote him and why should they? He has proven to everyone both on court and off court that he is truly an excellent player.
LeBron James (+275)
James is honestly no stranger to the Finals MVP, having won it twice in a row during 2012 and 2013. However, Jame's stats have not been very impressive this year and we're even beginning to see a dip in his ability to perform. At 31 years-old with +275 odds, NBA odds makers still believe there's a little bit of juice in him to prove everyone wrong and regain his status as a beast on the court. At the end of the day, It's up to him and only him to prove voters wrong about Curry though.
Kawhi Leonard (+500)
Backing Leonard is risky right now and he is definitely considered a long shot play for bettors who like to live on the edge of a heart attack. Leonard has been playing exceptionally well in the Spurs and anybody who gets a glimpse of him on court knows he's a true team player. He also won the Finals MVP in 2014, but he wasn't facing a well-rounded Warriors + Curry team back then and LeBron had already shined the years prior. Not to deter from his efforts back then, but it was certainly easier than the odds he's facing today with two top form players eager to get this award.