Steph Curry -- Buy Your Dad An MVP Dinner ... Says NBA Commish

According to TMZ Sports, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says there's ONE MAN Stephen Curry should take to a celebratory dinner to thank for winning the NBA MVP ... his famous father .
Silver was out in Washington D.C. yesterday, hours after the league announced Curry had won the award -- and explained why when it comes to "thank you" dinners ... it should always be family first.
Stephen's father is ex-NBA star Dell Curry -- who Silver says is part of "NBA royalty" -- and credits him for helping his son develop into a superstar.
The good news for Curry ... with the massive contract he'll eventually sign, he can afford to buy EVERYONE food.