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Curry, who is second in the NBA in scoring and first in both 3-pointers made and attempted, got 94 of the 100 first-place votes cast in the 2021-22 debut of ESPN’s MVP straw poll, which was conducted from Dec. 3 through Dec. 6. If Curry goes on to win the MVP award, he would tie Wilt Chamberlain for the largest gap between wins (six years) in NBA history. Curry, who will turn 34 in March, also would become the third-oldest MVP in league history, trailing Karl Malone in 1999 and Michael Jordan in 1998.
Storyline: MVP Race
A decade ago, there were 18 total triple-doubles during the 2011-12 NBA regular season. Last season, there were 142. As the game and its positions have evolved, that number will likely continue to go up. The days of having a point guard, a shooting guard, a small forward, a power forward and a center who all have very distinct jobs on the court are gone. (Except, of course, Wilt Chamberlain, who had 78 career triple-doubles and led the league in assists in 1968, just to prove he could.) “It used to be that a center could rebound and score, but he wasn’t getting assists. A guard was getting assists and scoring, but he didn’t need to get rebounds,” said Christopher Dempsey, reporter and analyst for Altitude Sports. “All of that has been turned on its head now. Players are being asked to do more because they are capable of doing more. They are growing up in their basketball lives doing all the things.”