Curry the greatest MVP candidate ever? NBA's first unanimous MVP?

Relive Curry's spectacular performance against OKC (1:38)

Steph Curry ties the NBA record by hitting 12 3-pointers, including the game winner in Golden State's win over the Thunder. (1:38)

The 2015-16 NBA season marks the 60th anniversary of the first time the league handed out its MVP trophy. In those six decades, no player has won the award unanimously.

There have been near misses. Shaquille O'Neal in 1999-00 and LeBron James in 2012-13 secured 120 of the possible 121 votes, coming agonizingly close to achieving unanimity.

Is this the year? Will Stephen Curry make a unique kind of history by sweeping the voting?

And is Curry the best MVP candidate of all time? We can take apart these questions and answer them one by one.