WARRIORS STAR Stephen Curry has been named The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year.
“That’s a real honour,” he said. “I’m appreciative of that acknowledgement because it’s across all different sports. … It’s pretty cool.”
The 27-year-old finished first in a vote by U.S. editors and news directors and joins LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird as the only basketball players to win the honor in the 85 years of the award.
He beat out golfer Jordan Spieth, who won two majors, and American Pharoah, who became the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.
Stephen has become the face of the NBA this past year. His jersey is the best-seller in the league, his team’s games get record television ratings at home and in opposing markets and even his 3-year-old daughter Riley became a star by overshadowing her dad at playoff news conferences.