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Top 15 Most Mind-Blowing Steph Curry Stats

Steph Curry is great. That is hardly a controversial stance to take in light of the sensational season unleashed by the Golden State Warriors sharpshooting superstar to follow up on his 2014-15 MVP campaign. While it has yet to be announced, there remains little doubt that Curry will soon be receiving his second consecutive MVP trophy for a season in which he averaged 30.1 points, made 402 three-pointers while shooting 45.4% from deep and led a high-powered Warriors offense to a record-breaking 73-win plateau that many NBA observers thought couldn't be achieved.

The greatness of Curry is plainly obvious for anyone who paid even the slightest bit of attention to professional basketball this year. Not only do those aforementioned stats stand out, but every Warriors game was appointment viewing for basketball fans this year as Curry thrilled Oracle Arena and vexed opposing defenders by making unthinkable shots from all over the floor. But just as special as Curry's season seemed to the naked eye, the gaudy numbers he put up place him in rare company that stand up across the history of the sport.

Here are 15 awe-inspiring numbers that can, at least partially, help explain Curry's season for the ages.

15 50 in Three or Less

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14 A Season of Three's

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13 Harden's Better? Nah!

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12 Curry's Three's > Dunks

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Back in February, some analytic braniac realized that Curry had become so reliable from long distance that his bombs from deep were actually a better bet than even the most efficient shot in basketball.

11 He Steals Too

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10 Big Gap

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9 10+ Three's

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8 30 in 35

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7 Exclusive Company

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6 Most Improved?

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5 73 Wins!

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4 Curry vs All of NBA History

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3 8+ Three's

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2 50/40/90 Club

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1 402 Treys

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Noticing Curry's individual greatness even within an impossibly stacked all-time NBA powerhouse team became considerably easier as his three-point achievements were being celebrated. First came breaking his own record of 286 three's in a season, which he did with 24 games to spare. Then he was recognized as the first player to 300 in a season, and then to 400. When all was said and done, Curry's 402 treys represented a 40% improvement on his own prior NBA record. To put that in perspective, FiveThirtyEight blog linked it to baseball, where a hitter would have to smack 103 home runs this season to surpass the prior mark in such grand fashion.

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