Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry became the first player in NBA history to win Most Valuable Player award by unanimous vote and the internet went abuzz with players and fans reactions.
The league sent out a tweet with his top plays from the past season.
— NBA (@NBA) May 11, 2016
Steve Nash, one of only three guards to win a MVP award back to back, shared a photo with Curry on Instagram.
The mayor of Oakland, Libby Schaaf, where the Warriors are based out of, also joined in on the action via Twitter.
— Libby Schaaf (@LibbySchaaf) May 10, 2016
And some highlighted the difficulty of his success.
Surprised the MVP was unanimous. It's near impossible to build consensus on anything, no matter how obvious
— Ethan Strauss (@SherwoodStrauss) May 10, 2016
Another new Steph Curry shirt from Under Armour pic.twitter.com/DX7QByXFmP
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) May 10, 2016
It's almost impossible to get 130 media members to vote anything unanimously. There's always one contrarian but kudos for getting it right.
— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) May 10, 2016
Some social media users disagreed with the outcome and put LeBron James as a more suitable choice.
MVP should be the player who is most valuable to their own team, records have shown LeBron is more important to the Cavs than Curry to GSW
— Duffey (@Duffey_3) May 10, 2016
But an overwhelming majority said Curry was the inescapable choice.
Curry made FOUR HUNDRED 3s & Dubs win 73...and some of you idiots don't think he deserved MVP? If I was ever blocking someone it'd be today
— Jason Lloyd (@JasonLloydABJ) May 10, 2016
And some used meme's to express their awe.
I made this four years ago. Still relevant every game, basically. pic.twitter.com/PGq1kQtLGr
— Steve McPherson (@steventurous) May 10, 2016
After receiving the award, Curry played his first game after two weeks of injury. He scored 40 points off the bench, including an NBA record of 17 points in overtime against Portland Trail Blazers, causing further praise and buzz on social media.
Out 2 weeks & have 40 off the bench!! #Sheesh
— Isaiah Canaan (@SiP03) May 10, 2016
Top 3 Comebacks of All Time:
1. Jesus resurrection
2. Steph Curry Game 4 in Portland
3. MJ Flu game.
Go debate your bald headed uncle.
— Mud in the TL (@TenderloinDad) May 10, 2016