NBA: Curry picks Harden over Westbrook for MVP

first_img‘It’s not my shame’: Why Filipino women are calling out sexual misconduct on social media The last man to win the award, 29-year-old sharpshooter Curry chimed in on this season’s biggest debate.“You kind of have to reward the better team, I would think, record-wise,” Curry told NBC Sports. “That’s just kind of going in the history of the MVP award. So, I think James will probably edge him out just off of that.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnHistorically, Curry’s sentiments are spot on, as past MVP winners tend to belong to winning teams that top the standings.Currently, Harden’s Rockets (46-21) are ranked third in the tough Western Conference, while Westbrook’s Thunder (37-29) is at sixth place. Westbrook leads the league in triple doubles this year, reaching the mark 32 times and is on pace to break Oscar Robertson’s season record 41 triple-doubles. He holds season averages of 31.9 points, 10.5 rebounds and 10.1 assists.Harden, on the other hand, has 16 triple-doubles this year with an impressive stat line of 29.1 points, 7.9 boards and 11.2 dimes per game.  Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORY:NBA: Mavs owner Mark Cuban says Westbrook isn’t MVP candidateADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘1917’ takes top honor at the Producers Guild Awards Prince Harry: ‘No other option’ but to cut royal ties Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Duterte promises to look for funds to establish rail transport in Cebu Taal Volcano evacuees warned against going home Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely LATEST STORIES MOST READ Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite View comments NBA: Sanders returns to sign with Cavs ‘Bad Boys for Life’ debuts so good with box office top spot Reigning NBA MVP Steph Curry (R) thinks James Harden should win the award this season. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)Two-time NBA Most Valuable Player winner Stephen Curry knows he won’t be in the running for the award this year. But he did give his two cents on who should be awarded the Maurice Podoloff trophy.With multiple triple double performances this season, former teammates Russell Westbrook and James Harden are pegged as the MVP front runners.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more