The last player to win at least three NBA MVP awards was LeBron James when he took home the trophy for the fourth time in the 2012-13 season.
Steph Curry is ready to add to his trophy case. The Warriors star point guard came up short in his attempt to three-peat as an NBA champion last season, but he has a third MVP on his mind this year.
"At the end of the day, winning an MVP would be special," Curry said Tuesday to ESPN's Rachel Nichols on "The Jump." "And it's something that -- I've experienced before and would love to experience again.
"I'd love to push the envelope and push the limits a little bit."
Steph Curry on MVP talk:
"At the end of the day winning an MVP is special, it's something I've experienced before and would love to experience again."
MVP SZN INCOMING 👀 pic.twitter.com/VUUW6z59HD— Chris Montano (@gswchris) September 18, 2019
Curry averaged 23.8 points and 7.7 assists per game while shooting 44.3 percent from the 3-point line in his first of two MVP seasons. He's averaged more points per game in every season since, and his 27.3 points per game last season were the second-highest of his career.
With Kevin Durant gone and Klay Thompson out for several months with a torn ACL, Curry is expected to see plenty of shots and could put up huge numbers. Curry was seen putting up shots late Monday night at the Warriors practice facility in San Francisco and seems locked in on silencing the Dubs' doubters.
"I always say, I'm playing like I'm the best player on the floor no matter what the situation is," Curry told Nichols. "That's my mentality. It might not mean I'm taking every shot, but that's the aggressiveness that I need to play with and the confidence I need to have."
This will be a whole different Warriors team than in past years, but it could also be the return of MVP Steph.