Is Stephen Curry On Pace For The Best Individual Season In NBA History? (Videos)

by abournenesn

Mar 4, 2016

Warriors guard Stephen CurryStephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors have been the subject of all sorts of hyperbole this season. The scary part? Nearly all of it has been justified.

With just 20 games remaining in their season, the Warriors still are on pace to surpass the 1995-96 Chicago Bulls for the best regular-season record in NBA history. Their success all starts with Curry, who as of Thursday easily led the league with 30.7 points per game despite playing fewer minutes per game than 32 NBA players.

The list of mind-boggling Curry stats goes on. He’s already broken his own NBA record for most made 3-pointers in a season with 293. He’s shooting 51.4 percent from the field — an insane number given how many 3-pointers he attempts — and as of last week had made 50 percent of his shots from 30-plus feet. If the season ended Thursday, Curry’s 32.99 player efficiency rating would be the highest single-season mark in NBA history.

That last stat begs the question: Are we witnessing one of the greatest seasons ever by an NBA player?

There are, of course, endless criteria for defining individual greatness. For the sake of this argument, we’ll focus solely on two criteria: individual statistics/accolades and team success. We also avoided repeats, which is why you won’t see five of Michael Jordan’s best seasons on this list.

The book is far from closed on Curry in the 2015-16 season, as anything short of a title repeat would render his accomplishments a bit hollow. But what does his competition look like? Find out for yourself.

Click to see the nine best individual NBA seasons ever >>

Photo via Geoff Burke/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) looks at the scoreboard against the Washington Wizards in the second quarter at Verizon Center.
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