Steph Curry Becomes Oldest To Win NBA Scoring Title Since Michael Jordan
[May 17, 2021: Josh Shavit]
Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors has officially been crowned the NBA scoring title for the 2020-21 season. He clinched the second NBA scoring title of his career after tallying a game-high 46 points in the Golden State Warriors' 113-101 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Sunday. Curry outlasted Washington’s Bradley Beal for the crown.
This is an extremely rare accomplishment at Curry’s age. Steph and Michael Jordan are the only players in NBA history to win the scoring title after turning 33.
Curry joins an exclusive list of players who have won multiple scoring titles, MVPs and NBA titles including, Michael Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
The 33-year-old has put up MVP-level numbers across the board this season, proving why he’s one of the best point guards and shooters in league history. He has twice been named MVP in 2015 and 2016.
Coming into the final game of the season, where he secured the scoring title, Curry was averaging 31.8 points, 5.7 assists and 5.5 rebounds while shooting .421 from deep on 12.6 attempts per contest.
Earlier this year, Curry became the Warriors' all-time leading scorer, surpassing Wilt Chamberlain's record that had stood for 57 years.
History continues to be made by Steph Curry, who at this stage of his career looks as good as he’s ever been. He’s carried the Warriors into the play-in tournament and makes them a dangerous team that nobody wants to see in the postseason.
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