Stephen Curry Named Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year

December 26th, 2015 by Joe Pantorno Leave a reply »

The honors keep rolling in for Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry, who won the Associated Press Male Athlete of the Year award Saturday. 

According to the AP's release (via ESPN), he is just the fourth basketball player to win the award in its 85-year history, joining LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird. Curry topped golfer Jordan Spieth, who won two majors, and American Pharoah, the first horse to win the Triple Crown since 1978.

"That's a real honor," Curry told the AP. "I'm appreciative of that acknowledgement because it's across all different sports. ... It's pretty cool."

The 2014-15 NBA MVP, who helped the Warriors win their first championship in 40 years, has revolutionized the game with his three-point shooting, ball-handling skills and court vision. 

He is on pace to smash three-point shooting records in a single season, already sinking 134 in 29 games. Curry set the league record last season with 286 made three-pointers, and ESPN (via SportsCenter) is already making a case for him as the best shooter of all time:

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