Curry crowned NBA Most Valuable Player

Golden State Warriors guard, Stephen Curry, has won the NBA Most Valuable Player award for a second successive season.

Curry was presented with his MVP trophy at Oracle Arena on Tuesday before trying to close out the series against the Portland Trail Blazers at home on Wednesday night.

He became the first unanimous winner after receiving 1,310 points from the 130 media voters from the US and Canada.

The 28-year-old beat Kawhi Leonard of San Antonio, LeBron James of Cleveland and Oklahoma City team-mates Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant to win the award.

He is the 11th player in league history to be voted MVP in consecutive seasons and the first guard since Steve Nash in 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Curry, whose pre-game ball handling routine alone draws huge crowds in every city, on receiving the award promised to lay a legacy for the game.

“I want to be remembered as somebody that worked hard, that got the most out of my potential and talent and pushed the envelope,” he said.

“I never really expected to change the game or spark a new way to play the game, because that’s the way I know how to play, and that’s what was in me when I started the game back when I was 5.”

He made a record 402 3-pointers after no player had previously even hit 300 in a season and averaged an NBA-best 30.1 points per game to go with 6.7 assists and 5.4 rebounds.