Editor’s note: this story was originally published before Stephen Curry was named the League’s Most Valuable Player.

OAKLAND (CBS SF) – If you missed Steph Curry’s double behind-the-back move against the Clippers Tuesday at the end of the regular season, you’re weren’t alone…defender Chris Paul didn’t see it either. Curry, the man best known as the single-season three point king, has been putting on a dribbling, passing and yes even dunking clinic this season.

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Curry’s numbers alone might not be enough to beat out James Harden for the NBA MVP title. To capture his true brilliance, you have to see Steph at his best, pushing the ball in the open court or shaking defenders one-on-one. Here are seven clips that prove Curry has been the most undeniable force on NBA courts this season:

Let’s start with the heroics from that Clippers game…

This one falls in the “kids, don’t try this (or your coach will be furious)” category:

More proof that Curry has not been kind to Chris Paul this year…

This All-Star Game drive had Dikembe Mutombo shaking his head instead of his finger:

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Steph isn’t the only one on the team that can hit a 3, especially when they get an assist like this:

And some of his ‘shots’ aren’t jumpers at all…

This play looked really ugly, until Curry got the ball…

According to the gaming website Bovada, Curry is a prohibitive 1-4 favorite to win the MVP this year. That means you’d have to bet $400 to win $100. James Harden (3/1), Russell Westrbook (5/1) and LeBron James (25/1) are the only other players on the board, according to the website.

 

 

 

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