Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry has had a year in NBA history unlike any other. This season, he has left a legacy even larger than the one he had previously constructed.

For the first time in his career, the 34-year-old was given the 2022 Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player title, joining his two NBA MVP honors from the regular season.

It was a unanimous decision to honor the Golden State Warriors All-Star forward, who had a series-high average of 31.2 points, 6.8 rebounds, and 5.0 assists per outing. Curry has now scored at least 30 points in three consecutive games at the TD Garden in Boston after putting up 34 points, seven assists, and seven rebounds on Thursday.

How Curry reacted to his first Finals MVP award

“I’ve seen it up close and personal three times. Now I get to take this one home. I’m trying to be clever and I can’t even be clever. This is freaking amazing, man.

“Keep your head down. Keep working. Keep walking in your purpose, and good things happen. … That is the message right there. And we got four of them.”

Stephen Curry, visibly moved after the victory, said afterward about his first Finals MVP honor