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Warriors Nominated for Five 2015 ESPY Awards Including Stephen Curry for Best Male Athlete
Fans Can Vote For ESPY Award Nominations On ESPN.com Through Wednesday, July 15 At 5 p.m. PST; Fans Can Also Vote For Stephen Curry For #BestMaleAthlete On Twitter
The Golden State Warriors are nominated in six categories for the 2015 ESPY Awards, taking place July 15 at 5:00 p.m. PST, the team announced today. The Warriors are nominated for Best Male Athlete (Stephen Curry), Best Coach/Manager (Steve Kerr), Best NBA Player (Stephen Curry), Best Record-Breaking Performance (Klay Thompson 37 Points In A Quarter), Best Play (Stephen Curry’s 3-Pointer) and Best Team.
Fans are currently able to vote by visiting ESPN.com/espys until July 15 at 5:00 p.m. Fans can also vote for Stephen Curry for Best Male Athlete on Twitter, using Stephen Curry’s first and last name along with #BestMaleAthlete. Retweets are also counted as votes. The Warriors lead all professional sports teams with five nominations for the 2015 ESPY Awards, while Stephen Curry is tied with UFC fighter Ronda Rousey for three individual categories.
The Warriors won the 2014-15 NBA Championship with a 4-2 series win over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals, their first title since 1975. Golden State finished the postseason with a franchise-record 16 postseason wins (16-5, .762) and combined to win 83 games in the regular season and playoffs, the third highest combined win total in NBA history behind only the 1995-96 and 1996-97 Bulls. Warriors guard Stephen Curry became the second player in franchise history to be named NBA Most Valuable Player following Wilt Chamberlain for the Philadelphia Warriors in 1959-60. Warriors Head Coach Steve Kerr has been a part of all three teams in NBA history to win at least 83 games in a single season (two as a player, one as a coach) and is the first person to lead his team to a title in his first season as an NBA head coach since Pat Riley led the Lakers to a championship in 1981-82. In his 52-point performance on January 23, 2015, Thompson set an NBA mark for most points in a single quarter, tallying 37 points in the third frame on a perfect 13-of-13 from the field and 9-of-9 from three-point range.