When Steve Nash won his first MVP in 2005, he had turned 31 years old a couple months prior. When Steve Nash won his second MVP in 2006, he had turned 32 years old a couple months prior.
Steph Curry -- who captured MVPs two months after turning 27 and 28 years old -- will be 31 in March and is playing like a top MVP candidate. He's the only unanimous MVP in NBA history, he's won three championships already and his team is the favorite to bring home another title in June.
So why isn't Curry already considered one of the greatest players of all-time?
"I hate to break it to you, but he's already an all-time great," Nash told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. "He's the ultimate one-off. He's the evolution of basketball. It evolved before our eyes.
"There's layers to his place in the Zeitgeist. People don't associate him to greatness because he doesn't dominate the game physically. He dances. He pays a tax for that. He pays a tax for his great teammates."
Nash was considered revolutionary when he was running point for the Suns in the mid 2000s. Here are his stats from his two MVP campaigns:
2004-05 = 15.5 points, 11.5 assists, 50.2 percent overall, 43.1 percent from 3-point range (2.9 attempts per game)
2005-06 = 18.8 points, 10.5 assists, 51.2 percent overall, 43.9 percent from 3-point range (4.3 attempts per game)
Here are Curry's stats from his two MVP seasons:
2014-15 = 23.8 points, 7.7 assists, 48.7 percent overall, 44.3 percent from 3-point range (8.1 attempts per game)
2015-16 = 30.1 points, 6.7 assists, 50.4 percent overall, 45.4 percent from 3-point range (11.2 attempts per game)
As Steve Kerr said about Curry back in December 2015: "I told Steve Nash a few weeks ago, he's like Nash on steroids."
"He's a walking piece of history," Sports Illustrated's Jack McCallum told ESPN. "But there's still a certain resistance to him."
And that just doesn't make sense.
Drew Shiller is the co-host of Warriors Outsiders. Follow him on Twitter @DrewShiller