Giannis Antetokounmpo: Ranking the FMVP among NBA’s best players

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Milwaukee Bucks: Giannis Antetokounmpo, Golden State Warriors: Stephen Curry
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Ranking Giannis Antetokounmpo among NBA’s best players: No. 4 – Steph Curry

It is crazy how one year can change everything for a player. Despite having been to the previous five NBA Finals, racking up two MVP awards, and adding countless other accolades to his résumé, an injury during the 2019-20 season changed everything for Stephen Curry. The guard played just five games that season with the Golden State Warriors, and fans seemingly forgot about him as he returned at full strength the following season.

Without Klay Thompson, Golden State’s second star, in the fold due to injury, many brushed off the Warriors when it came to legitimate threats in the Western Conference. However, Curry entered last season with a vengeance and played out of his mind for most of the season, doing everything in his power to help push this team into the postseason. Although they fell just short in the play-in tournament with a loss to the Memphis Grizzlies, Curry’s efforts should not be ignored.

The 33-year-old won the 2020-21 scoring title by averaging an astounding 32 points per night, made all the more impressive as he was constantly seeing double and triple teams nightly. The guard’s electric 3-point shooting has always been his go-to, and he showed it this past season by shooting 42.1 percent on a career-high 12.7 attempts per contest. It was just an insane year for one of the most talented guards to ever suit up in this league. Any fan that doubted Curry before the year undeniably got quieted as the season went on.