How Steph Curry’s family surprised him with his first Warriors NBA MVP – NBC Sports Bay Area & California

It’s strangely heartwarming when athletes learn news about themselves face-to-face, rather than in a message from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

It’s even better when it comes to the NBA MVP award and a mid-season family surprise for a very family-oriented person.

This was the reality for superstar Steph Curry when he found out he won his first MVP after Game 1 of the 2015 Western Conference Semifinals between the Warriors and Memphis Grizzlies, which the now two-time award winner detailed Thursday on the new “Heat Check with Stephen and Dell Curry” podcast.

“…2015 after (Game 1) of the second round against Memphis. It was the day I found out I was MVP for the first time,” Curry explained. “It was between me and James Harden at the time. We had just finished the game and the media just started asking if you’ve heard anything about the MVP. I was like, ‘I don’t know, I’m just focusing on basketball and the playoff series.” And you (Steph’s parents Dell and Sonya) did it unreal, I still don’t know how you did it.

“We were on our way home and came back home. it was an afternoon game so it was still light outside so we would have a bit of a cooking atmosphere in the house. I sit back in the room and go get changed before we come to our little outdoor area. and everyone came in with their shirts on.

“It was like my fill-in-the-blank exercise: ‘How to be associated with (Steph) as MVP.’ And that’s how you told me. That’s how I first found out I was the MVP.”

Instead of hearing about his remarkable achievement from an NBA Twitter analyst (now known as X) or a media member, Curry was surprised by his loved ones.

The honor was intended for Curry, as he averaged 23.8 points, 7.7 assists and 4.3 rebounds on a 48.7 percent shooting percentage during the 2014-15 NBA season.

Of course, Golden State also won the first of its four NBA championships to cap off its first NBA Finals behind No. 30. Curry would also unanimously win MVP of the Year the following year.

It is likely difficult for athletes to not only celebrate mid-season achievements and holidays with their families, but also learn about them at all.

The Curry family did not miss this opportunity.

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