Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors is the 2016 NBA MVP winner and his nomination was unanimous.

How do his season stack up against some of the all-time greats? Who had the greatest NBA season of all time? Which player contributed the greatest amount of offensive production to their team? Start out this activity by showing the students the following data (the table shows arguably the best season statistically for each player).

Ask students to consider who had the greatest NBA season ever. What stats should determine the value of a player? Have kids brainstorm considering points, assists, rebounds, shooting percentage, steals, blocks and so on. Are all stats created equal? Should scoring points count more than rebounds or steals, if so how? Let students grapple with this, let them come up with some ideas or their own formulas. Let students share their reasoning, formulas and selection of the greatest season ever.

Then let them go through our more structured lesson as we give weight to the various

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