Curry Crowned America’s Favorite NBA Player Ahead Of LeBron, Kobe

Curry Crowned America’s Favorite NBA Player Ahead Of LeBron, Kobe
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Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is going through a golden phase in his career this season. After winning his maiden Most Valuable Player award, Curry is now crowned as America’s favorite player, according to Public Policy Polling. Fans voted Warriors’ point-guard ahead of LeBron James and Kobe Bryant.


PPP surveyed 1,471 registered voters between May 7 and May 10. A week prior to that, Curry won the League’s highest individual award.

The result of the polls show that the consistent Warrior has topped with 19 percent of the votes, marginally ahead of LeBron James, who registered 18%. Kobe Bryant was third on the list with 14% followed by Kevin Durant (13%) and Tim Duncan (10%). PPP also noted that margin of error was +/- 2.6. One must remember, Curry edged LeBron James by 1 percentage only. That means it’s statistically probable that 4-time MVP LeBron could be more popular than Curry. 12 percent of voters mandate was “someone else/not sure.”

Across the Party polarization line, the Democrats support Warriors and favor Curry, as the Republicans back Cavaliers and James.

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Curry’s Golden State Warriors have also earned NBA’s favorite playoff team, securing 19 percent of votes. James’ Cleveland Cavaliers are on third after the Chicago Bulls. The other two teams on the top five of the list are the Los Angeles Clippers and the Atlanta Hawks.

NBA itself though is admired by 37 percent of Americans, and lags behind the NFL (56 %) and MLB (46 %) in popularity.