LeBron James never did it. Neither did Magic Johnson or Larry Bird, or Wilt Chamberlain and Bill Russell. Even Michael Jordan never did it.
But Tuesday, Stephen Curry did. After a record-breaking season, he became the first player in NBA history to be elected MVP by a unanimous vote.
Curry revolutionized the game this season, pouring in a record-shattering 402 3-point shots while leading the Warriors to an all-time best 73-9 record.
All 131 voters chose him as the MVP. Kawhi Leonard of the Spurs placed second and James third, based on second- and third-place votes.
Before Curry, two players — James and Shaquille O'Neal — came within a single vote of the elusive unanimous MVP.
In 2013, James led the Heat to a 66-16 record. He got 120 votes, but one voter opted for Carmelo Anthony of the Knicks, who had led the league in scoring. In 2000, O'Neal's only MVP title came within a whisker of being unanimous. His Lakers were 67-15, and he led the league in scoring. He also took the support of 120 voters, with one opting instead for Allen Iverson.