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Kerr was asked for his thoughts on the league's hotly contested MVP race entering the final weeks of the regular season. "For the record," Kerr answered with a blank expression, "I would vote for Russell Westbrook." All within earshot froze. Faces frowned. Necks jerked. ESPN.com

Kerr quickly ended the madness before anyone could think to check if anyone had spiked the barbeque sauce on the Warriors' postgame meal spread. The prankster was in full postseason form. "Didn't somebody else just say that?" Kerr said as he lobbed the wisecrack that shattered the silence with laughter. "I'm just kidding. Make sure the sarcasm is noted." ESPN.com

“Best record in the league, best offense in the league by a lot,” Green explained as to why Curry should be MVP. “I think Steph has the best plus-minus in the league. And not to mention, what he does he usually does it in three quarters because we’ve beaten a lot of teams by a lot of points. Every game we play isn’t close, so you don’t have to score in the last seconds or the last few minutes of games. So he sits the whole fourth quarter, so those numbers can get a little skewed, too. Obviously you see when he plays the whole game the numbers that he puts up. Contra Costa Times

March 26, 2015 Updates

Warriors guard Stephen Curry made good on his promise to send the shoes he wore during NBA All-Star festivities to the family of Deah Shaddy Barakat, a fan who was shot to death last month. Saleh Barakat, who identifies himself on Twitter as Deah's first cousin, revealed on social media that Curry had personally shipped the shoes to him. He posted a picture of the shoe on which the player had written, "#RIPDEAH" and the Bible verse "Romans 8:28" before using them during the Shooting Stars competition in Brooklyn. "Thank you so much Steph!" Saleh Barakat wrote Thursday on Instagram, adding that the shoes were "precious" and that he definitely would not be wearing them. "We can't thank you enough for this #blessed #thankful." Added Saleh Barakat on Twitter: "Hope you win MVP." Contra Costa Times

March 25, 2015 Updates

Warriors star Stephen Curry had his nickname playfully besmirched by a fan at Portland, and the Trail Blazers made sure the sign that was held up was for all to see. Appearing on the video scoreboard late in the game was the fan holding up a sign that read, “Steph is a girl name.” By that point, Curry was well on his way to a night in which he racked up 33 points and 10 assists as the Warriors would capture their first division championship in 39 years. Contra Costa Times

“He only needs to play 25, 30 minutes, and we’re winning games by 15, 20 points,” Bogut said Tuesday after Curry scored 33 points and dished out 10 assists in a win at Portland. “If he had to play 45 minutes for us, I’m sure he’d be averaging greater numbers, so in a way, it’s kind of flawed. He’s the MVP in my opinion. We’re the best team in the league. We have the best record in the league. I don’t think it’s close in my opinion.” Contra Costa Times

March 24, 2015 Updates

We asked 25 NBA folks -- a combination of executives, coaches and players -- to rank the point guards in the NBA from 1 to 30. The results of that poll are below, along with a sampling of thoughts from those who answered our survey: The top tier The top tier of our survey included no fewer than eight 2015 NBA All-Stars, with Russell Westbrook edging Stephen Curry at the top of the list. Once an NBA question mark, Mike Conley had a solid showing in our survey, beating out the likes of Kyle Lowry and Tony Parker among those we polled. 1. Russell Westbrook, Oklahoma City Thunder (732 points, 13 first-place votes) "He might be an alien. I've never seen anyone like him before. His athleticism and antics are off the charts." -- NBA executive 2. Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors (727 points, 9 first-place votes) ESPN.com

March 22, 2015 Updates

He also said Nash was the player who came to mind the first time he watched Stephen Curry play in college. "It's a fair comparison," Kerr said during his pregame news conference. "I first saw it when I was in Phoenix and I scouted Steph when he was at Davidson. I think he was a sophomore. "We walked away going, 'That's the next Nash.'" San Jose Mercury-News

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The Warriors celebrated Stephen Curry’s 27th birthday Saturday night with a specialty cake and specialty shoes. The cake was designed to look like the trophy Curry won as the three-point champion at last month’s All-Star weekend, and the shoes had a glow-in-the-dark element designed by Under Armour and were carefully protected by director of team services Eric Housen. San Francisco Chronicle

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If Russell Westbrook or LeBron James are unable to make a late push, the league MVP will once again hail from a summer spent playing for Team USA. Kobe Bryant won his only MVP award in 2008 after winning a gold medal in the FIBA Americas tournament. LeBron James won his first MVP in 2009, the season after winning an Olympic gold medal in Beijing. James won his fourth MVP in 2013 – with a near-unanimous vote – the season after winning his second Olympic gold medal in London. Derrick Rose became the league’s youngest ever MVP in 2011 after starting for the gold medal-winning team at the FIBA world championships in Turkey. “It sounds self-serving and it’s not meant to be, but you’ve heard me say this many times now, regarding USA basketball. I think generally, they’re better people, they’re better players for the experience. They bring it back to their respective teams, that culture and the winning,” USA Basketball chairman and managing director Jerry Colangelo said in a recent telephone interview. “You go right down the list. That’s been true on each roster. It’s been repeat history.” Washington Post

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