Athlete edges out Jordan Spieth for AP ‘Male Athlete of a Year’

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry, whose apt dribbling and long-range sharpened led a Golden State Warriors to their initial NBA pretension in 40 years, is The Associated Press 2015 Male Athlete of a Year.

Curry finished initial in a opinion by U.S. editors and news directors, fasten LeBron James, Michael Jordan and Larry Bird as a usually basketball players to win a respect in a 85 years of a award. Curry kick out golfer Jordan Spieth, who won dual majors, and American Pharoah, who became a initial equine given 1978 to win a Triple Crown.

SEE ALSO: Serena Williams wins AP Female Athlete of Year for 4th time

Curry won a joining MVP final deteriorate when he helped a Warriors disintegrate LeBron James and a Cleveland Cavaliers in a NBA Finals and afterwards led Golden State to a record 24 true wins to open this season.

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