Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and the warriors were honored in the Espys Awards 2022
Klay Thompson, Stephen Curry, and the warriors were honored in the Espys Awards 2022: The 2022 NBA Champion was the Golden State Warriors and they were honored with four ESPYs at the 2022 ESPY Awards ceremony held in Los Angeles including the “Best Team” award for the second time in franchise history.
Stephen Curry hosted the event and earned the “Best NBA Player” award and the “Best Record-Breaking Performance” award, while Klay Thompson earned the “Best Comeback Athlete” award. The night marked the 29th year of the ESPYS award ceremony. It is an event of social nature with an aim to raise awareness and funds for the V Foundation for Cancer Research. V Foundation for Cancer Research is a charity that was founded by ESPN and Jim Valvano, the late basketball coach, at the first ESPYS in the year 1993.
The Warriors earned the “Best Team” honors after winning their fourth National Basketball Association Championship in the last eight seasons, and also a sixth Western Conference Championship over that same period of time. The Warriors joined the Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers in the club of the only NBA franchises to win seven-or-more titles. Golden State won the 2022 National Basketball Association Playoffs with a 16-6 (.727) mark.
Stephen Curry was nominated for the best National Basketball Association player of the year and won the award in that category. While his teammate, Klay Thompson won the best comeback athlete of the year award.
Curry earned his second “Best NBA Player” ESPY award. He won the same for the first time in 2015. He was a first-time winner of the “Best Recording-Breaking Performance” honors. He helped the Golden State Warriors by providing them with the assistance to win its fourth NBA championship in the last eight seasons.
He won the 2022 Bill Russell NBA Finals Most Valuable Player Award by averaging 31.2 points, 6.0 rebounds, 5.0 assists, and 2.00 steals in 37.5 minutes in each game in The Finals.
Curry is the seventh player in NBA history to have won at least four NBA titles and two Most Valuable Player awards and joined the club of Michael Jordan, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, LeBron James, Magic Johnson, and Tim Duncan.
He earned the “Best Record-Breaking Performance” award for becoming the National Basketball Association’s all-time leader in 3-point field goals (2,974), surpassing Ray Allen (2,973) for the top spot on December 14 in the grand city of New York at Madison Square Garden.
On the other hand, Thompson bagged the “Best Comeback Athlete” award after returning during the 2021-22 season. He was absent for 941 days before that season due to multiple injuries.
The four-time National Basketball Association champion revived to play on the 9th of January against Cleveland, recording 17 points during a Warriors victory over the Cavaliers. He averaged 20.4 points, 2.8 assists, and 3.9 rebounds in 32 regular season contests. He averaged 19.0 points, 3.9 rebounds, 2.3 assists, and 1.1 steals in 22 postseason games on the path to the title of the Warriors.