After a monster 2014-15 season, in which he led his Golden State Warriors to its first title in 40 years, Stephen Curry has been named The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of the Year.
The reigning MVP finished first in voting by U.S. editors and news directors, joining LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird as the only basketball players to win the honor in the 85 years of the award.
Curry beat out golfer Jordan Spieth, who won two majors, and American Pharoah, who became the first horse since 1978 to win the Triple Crown.
American Pharoah got three more first-place votes than Curry’s 24, but Curry appeared on 86 percent of the 82 ballots that ranked the top five candidates.
So far this season, the Warriors are off to an incredible start, currently sitting with a 28-1 record.