OAKLAND – Warriors star Stephen Curry on Tuesday picked up yet another award, this one issued by the national media.
Curry was voted winner of the Magic Johnson Award, which goes to the player who “best combines excellence on the court with cooperation and dignity toward the media and the public.”
Curry finished ahead of four other finalists: Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard, Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony, Hawks forward Paul Millsap and Curry’s teammate, forward Draymond Green.
The winner was selected by a vote among members of the Professional Basketball Writers Association. The award was created in 2001.
Curry is the first Warriors player to win the award.
Magic Johnson Award winners:
2000-01 Ray Allen, Milwaukee Bucks
2001-02 Elton Brand, L.A. Clippers
2002-03 Jalen Rose, Chicago Bulls
2003-04 Jermaine O’Neal, Indiana Pacers
2004-05 Antawn Jamison, Washington Wizards
2005-06 Grant Hill, Orlando Magic
2006-07 Shane Battier, Houston Rockets
2007-08 Derek Fisher, Los Angeles Lakers
2008-09 Brandon Roy, Portland Trail Blazers
2009-10 Chris Bosh, Toronto Raptors
2010-11 Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder
2011-12 Steve Nash, Phoenix Suns
2012-13 Shane Battier, Miami Heat
2013-14 Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks
2014-15 Pau Gasol, Chicago Bulls
2015-16 Stephen Curry, Golden State Warriors
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