May 10, 2016 12:20 PM EDT

Golden State Warriors point guard Stephen Curry was named the National Basketball Association’s Most Valuable Player on Tuesday, taking the award for the second consecutive year following a record-setting season.

Curry is the first player to win the MVP by a unanimous vote in league history, the NBA said Tuesday. He led the Warriors to a 73-9 regular season finish during the 2015-2016, edging out the 1995-1996 Chicago Bulls for the best record in NBA history. And he made 403 three-pointers during the regular season, obliterating the record of 286 he set just one season earlier.

President Obama recently called Curry, a TIME 100 honoree, the “greatest shooter I’ve ever seen.”

Curry has missed part of this year’s playoffs because of a knee injury. But he returned Monday night for game 4 of the team’s second-round series against the Portland Trail Blazers, leading the Warriors to a 132-125 win in overtime. Curry had 40 points in that game, including an NBA-record 17 points in overtime.

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