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Twitter salutes Stephen Curry for being first ever recipient of Magic Johnson Award

Curry became the first trophy recipient after the league announced the award earlier this season, being named after Larry Bird.

Aakash Srivastava Author

Updated - 27 May 2022 6:33 pm

Magic Johnson Award

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry has been recognised as the Most Valuable Player of the Western Conference finals and awarded Magic Johnson Award following his team’s five-game series victory over the Dallas Mavericks. Curry became the first trophy recipient after the league announced the award earlier this season, being named after Larry Bird.

Stephen Curry played a dominating all-around game against Dallas, averaging 23.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 7.4 assists while shooting 44 per cent from beyond the arc across the series. As Stephen Curry was named the inaugural Most Valuable Player of the Western Conference finals, Draymond Green gave the Golden State Warriors star a bearhug, lifting him and screaming.

“The new trophy is pretty cool. Especially with who it’s named after, the standard that Magic set in terms of being a champion and playing the point guard position, whatever position he played. Just the excellence that he demonstrated throughout his entire career,” said Curry after lifting the trophy.

Drawing a lot of Dallas’ defensive attention, Curry finished Game 5 with 15 points and nine assists. He had an all-around performance in the Western Conference finals. The recognition of Curry for his remarkable performance invoked many reactions on social media.

Check out a few interesting tweets here:

Speaking of Curry, Steve Kerr termed Curry as the engine of the Warriors and shared that everything revolves around him. “It all starts with Steph. He creates so much havoc for the defence that even on a night like tonight where he doesn’t shoot the ball that well, he forces rotations and frees up other players,” said Kerr.

After making five straight Finals from 2014-15 to 2018-19 and winning three champions, Golden State missed the playoffs for two consecutive seasons. Curry missed 60 games during the 2019-20 season.

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