The professional sports season here in Charlotte has been outstanding and in my opinion it is still on going because Charlotte's own Stephen Curry is still playing basketball.
The Carolina Panthers made it to the Super Bowl. The Charlotte Hornets made the playoffs and almost won their first playoff series in 14 years. And now, Curry is once again doing the unthinkable with the Golden State Warriors.
Let's go back to yesterday where early in the day, Curry was doubtful to play in their game 4 playoff game with Portland. Then around 5 eastern, he was questionable to play with that sprained knee. Then a few hours before tip, Curry was cleared to play and what a game he had.
He scored 40 points in a 132-125 overtime win over the Blazer. The 40 was amazing but the fact that he had 17 points in the OT is legendary.
Fast forward to today and Curry became the 1st EVER unanimous NBA MVP.
Yes, Stephen Curry from Charlotte Christian and Davidson College is the 1st EVER unanimous NBA MVP.
Do you know how many years the NBA has been in existence? How many great players there has been in this league? James, Jordan, Johnson, Chamberlain, Bird, Russell, etc., etc., etc., and none of them can say that. Curry is the 1st and he is from Charlotte folks.
That is something to be really proud of if you call the Queen City your home. The best basketball player on the planet right now is from here.
As I write all of that, I just remembered that he shattered the NBA record for the most three pointers in a season this year with 402. The old record was 286 which Curry established last season.
YES, Charlotte's own Stephen Curry did that.
And don't forget, he helped lead the Warriors to the best single season record of 73-9 this year.
Back to back MVPs puts him in rare company and once you get to that level, the basketball Hall of Fame is more than likely your final stop once your career is said and done, but Curry isn't done yet.
The Warriors lead the Blazers 3 games to 1 in their playoff series with a chance to wrap it up tomorrow. Then they have a date with the Spurs or the Thunder in the Western Conference Finals which should be GREAT. If they get past that then more than likely, Lebron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers should be waiting in the NBA Finals.
What I'm trying to say, there is still plenty of time for the legend to grow even more before the end of this NBA postseason and I can't wait to see what he does next.