Warriors superstar Steph Curry became the first player to win the new Western Conference Finals MVP trophy named after NBA legend Magic Johnson.
The three-time NBA champion said after winning the Conference title that it is an honor to receive the trophy that carries such a name.
“The new trophy is pretty cool, especially who it’s named after and the standard that Magic set in terms of being a champion and playing the point guard position and whatever other position he played in,” Curry said.
“Just the excellence that he demonstrated throughout his entire career. Definitely special. I appreciate the way the teammates celebrated with me.
“And like I said, that acknowledgment six out of eight [years in NBA Finals] and the ability to play in another Finals, what else could you want. I’m excited about that opportunity to go get one.”
During the five Western Conference Finals games Curry averaged 23.8 points, 6.6 rebounds and 7.4 assists in 35 minutes per game for Golden State.