The NBA season began less than two weeks ago, but the MVP discussion is already well underway.
LeBron James has played five games in a Lakers uniform and didn't look his normal insane self in four of them. James Harden's Rockets are 1-3 and he is already hurt. Russell Westbrook missed the first two games of the season and the Thunder are now 0-4. Kawhi Leonard? Great, but it looks like he'll be resting every so often due to his history of injuries.
None of those guys is the MVP so far. In fact, it's not even close. Steph Curry has been the best player in basketball
Stephen Curry so far:— J.3x (@Jaden_3x) October 25, 2018
G1: 32 pts, 8 rebs, 8 asts
G2: 31 pts, 4 rebs, 8 asts
G3: 30 pts, 4 rebs, 6 asts
G4: 29 pts, 4 rebs, 8 asts
G5: 51 pts, 5 rebs, 3 asts
34.6 ppg, 5.0 rpg, 6.6 apg
(55.6% FG, 53.2% 3PT)
Curry is currently having the best season of his career. pic.twitter.com/P3dT6nHzRF
However, Curry's teammate, Andre Iguodala, gave his reasoning as to why the odds are stacked against Curry for the award.
"It don't matter. They say we're bad for the NBA...I hope Steph wins every award he possibly can. He's the best point guard in the league. But he ain't going to get it because they say we're too good. It is what it is, " Igyy said.
Kevin Durant pointed out that voters tend to overlook guys who already have an MVP award as well. That is probably the reasoning behind young stars Anthony Davis and Giannis
However, if Steph can somehow continue this impossible pace, it will be impossible to ignore him.
Stephen Curry has basically been his own three-point-shooting offense so far in 2018-19. But let's also not overlook how bad the rest of the Warriors have been from beyond the arc. pic.twitter.com/cX1c8A7r9y— Adam Fromal (@fromal09) October 25, 2018
It's impossible for Steph to keep up this pace. Eventually, he'll settle down back into his usual historic self, and his teammates will begin to pick up more of the slack. While the MVP discussion is certainly entertaining, it seems a little crazy to be arguing that somebody is getting snubbed five games in.