Steph Curry becomes oldest player to win NBA scoring title since Michael Jordan in 1998

By , Audacy

Stephen Curry’s incredible comeback season this year was complete on Sunday after the Warriors star won his second NBA scoring title of his career.

The 33-year-old hit a floater late in the first quarter against the Memphis Grizzlies to pass Bradley Beal to secure the title, becoming the oldest player to win a scoring title since Michael Jordan won it at 35 years old in 1998.

He also joins Jordan, Wilt Chamberlain and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as the only players to have multiple scoring titles, MVPs and championships.

Curry averaged 31.32 points per game at the time he secured the title and averaged 30.1 points per game when he last won the scoring title during the 2015-16 season.

The Warriors star had entered the year with some skeptical if he could be the same player without much of a supporting cast — no Klay Thompson and first full year without Kevin Durant since 2015 — but he proved to be just as good as ever.

Curry has shouldered much of the load for the Warriors this season and a win over Memphis will secure the No. 8 seed as they will compete in the play-in tournament this year.

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