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Three-time All-Star Jayson Tatum is playing like a man on a mission these days. In his last four outings, the Boston Celtics star is averaging 42 points, all in victory. The Celtics are as hot as any team in the league right now.

Tatum is living up to expectations from the $195 million extension he signed. That wasn’t the case earlier this year. Have those early-season struggles hurt Tatum’s chances of a shot at becoming the NBA’s MVP? Not if you ask former Celtics center and current basketball analyst Kendrick Perkins.

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Jayson Tatum of the Boston Celtics celebrates in the fourth quarter during their game against the Charlotte Hornets at Spectrum Center on March 9, 2022, in Charlotte, North Carolina. | Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images.

How hot has Tatum been lately? He made his way into the same conversation as Larry Bird with his 54-point performance Sunday against the Brooklyn Nets. He joined Bird as the only two Celtics players in history to score 50 or more points four times. Tatum is just 24 years old and in his fifth year in the league.

Tatum has been Bird-like recently. He’s put up 33, 37, 54, and 44 points in his last four outings. He’s led the team in scoring six out of the last seven games. Tatum has helped put the Celtics in position for a high playoff seed and a strong postseason run.

Earlier in the season, the team would’ve been happy with a simple playoff berth. Tatum has been the leader the Celtics have needed. He’s accepted the challenges he’s faced on the court, playing against some tough competition.

Against Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, Tatum was the best player on the court, pouring in his game-high 54 points.

“Those matchups — when you’re playing one of the better teams in the league, two of the best guys — as a competitor, those are the kinds of moments that as a kid you looked forward to,” Tatum said after the Nets game, per ESPN. “When those opportunities come, you try to make the most of it.”

Kendrick Perkins says Jayson Tatum is a legitimate MVP candidate

Tatum has been as good as anyone in the NBA recently. Is that good enough to vault him into the MVP conversation?

Yes, his numbers are good enough for consideration, but can he be a serious candidate after struggling much of the first half of the season? Remember, the Celtics were at .500 after 50 games. Tatum was also mired in a major shooting slump as his frustrations kicked in.

At one point this year, he was 0-for-17 from three-point land and 1-for-21 in a four-game stretch. He had been hounded about his shooting slump and was just as frustrated talking about it as he was with his shooting performance.

“I will (get out of the slump),” Tatum said, per Jay King of The Athletic. “and we’ll be able to talk about something else.”

He certainly found his way out of the slump, and according to Perkins, he’s now in the MVP race.

“Jayson Tatum has played himself right into the MVP conversation!” Perkins tweeted. “The numbers that he’s been putting up along with willing his teams to victories has been right up there with the Best of them! Carry the hell on…”

Is Tatum a legitimate MVP candidate?

There’s no question Tatum is as hot any anyone in the league at the moment, but his lack of consistency this year will keep him from being a serious MVP candidate.

Tatum is good, but not Joel Embiid good. He’s not Nikola Jokic or Giannis Antetokounmpo, either. Had he been this good earlier in the season, Perkins may have a case. Through 50 games, the Celtics were mediocre at best, and Tatum was inconsistent.

According to Vegas Insider, Embiid is the clear favorite to win the award. The Philadelphia 76ers star leads the league in scoring at 29.7 points while pulling down 11.2 rebounds. The line on Embiid is -135. Jokic, the Denver Nuggets versatile center is second on the list at +200, followed by two-time MVP Antetokounmpo at +800.

There are plenty of others in the picture, including Memphis Grizzlies guard Ja Morant (+1200) and Chicago Bulls star Demar DeRozan (+1800).

For the record, Tatum’s odds are +30000 to win the MVP.

Carry on.

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Revisit Amy Winehouse’s Celebration For “Rehab” Winning Record Of The Year In 2008 | GRAMMY Rewind

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When the world first heard Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ in 2006, the album changed pop music forever with its nostalgic, trauma-stricken grief, becoming her most enduring legacy. In honor of the beloved beehive-wearing chanteuse and the release of a new Winehouse biopic, also titled Back to Black, GRAMMY.com celebrates her life and timeless music. Look back at the 50th GRAMMY Awards in 2008, when she won her first five GRAMMYs, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Rehab” as well as Best New Artist.

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Revisit Amy Winehouse’s Celebration For “Rehab” Winning Record Of The Year In 2008 #amywinehouse

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When the world first heard Amy Winehouse’s ‘Back to Black’ in 2006, the album changed pop music forever with its nostalgic, trauma-stricken grief, becoming her most enduring legacy. In honor of the beloved beehive-wearing chanteuse and the release of a new Winehouse biopic, also titled Back to Black, GRAMMY.com celebrates her life and timeless music. Look back at the 50th GRAMMY Awards in 2008, when she won her first five GRAMMYs, including Record Of The Year and Song Of The Year for “Rehab” as well as Best New Artist.

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Drake And Nicki Minaj Lead The Pack On The List Of 2024 BET Awards Nominations

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On June 30 at 8 p.m. ET/PT, the 2024 BET Awards will air live from Los Angeles. As for who’s contending for what awards, that’s information we now have, as the full list of nominations was just revealed today, May 16.

Drake is the leader with seven total nods, while Nicki Minaj is right behind him with six nominations. Beyond that, J. Cole, Sexyy Red, SZA, Victoria Monét have five nominations apiece, while 21 Savage, Beyoncé, Doja Cat, Megan Thee Stallion, Tyla, and Usher have four each.

Check out the full list of nominations below (via Billboard).

Album Of The Year

Chris Brown, 11:11
Gunna, A Gift & A Curse
21 Savage, American Dream
Usher, Coming Home
Drake, For All the Dogs (Scary Hours Edition)
Victoria Monét, Jaguar II
Killer Mike, Michael
Nicki Minaj, Pink Friday 2

Best Female R&B/Pop Artist

Beyoncé
Coco Jones
Doja Cat
H.E.R.
Muni Long
SZA
Tyla
Victoria Monét

Best Male R&B/Pop Artist

Brent Faiyaz
Bryson Tiller
Burna Boy
Chris Brown
Drake
Fridayy
October London
Usher

Best Group

¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign
2 Chainz & Lil Wayne
41
Blxst & Bino Rideaux
City Girls
Flo
Maverick City Music
Wanmor

Best Collaboration

Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole, “All My Life”
Beyoncé Feat. Kendrick Lamar, “America Has a Problem (Remix)”
Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua), “Barbie World”
Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “Bongos”
¥$, Ye, Ty Dolla $ign Feat. Rich The Kid, Playboi Carti, “Carnival”
Lola Brooke Feat. Latto & Yung Miami, “Don’t Play With It (Remix)”
Nicki Minaj Feat. Lil Uzi Vert, “Everybody”
Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage, “Good Good”
Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”

Best Female Hip-Hop Artist

Cardi B
Doja Cat
GloRilla
Ice Spice
Latto
Megan Thee Stallion
Nicki Minaj
Sexyy Red

Best Male Hip-Hop Artist

21 Savage
Burna Boy
Drake
Future
Gunna
J. Cole
Kendrick Lamar
Lil Wayne

Best New Artist

41
4Batz
Ayra Starr
Bossman Dlow
Fridayy
October London
Sexyy Red
Tyla

Video Of The Year

Doja Cat, “Agora Hills”
Lil Durk feat J. Cole, “All My Life”
Nicki Minaj & Ice Spice (With Aqua), “Barbie World”
Cardi B Feat. Megan Thee Stallion, “Bongos”
Drake Feat. J. Cole, “First Person Shooter”
Usher, Summer Walker & 21 Savage, “Good Good”
Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”
Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”

Video Director Of The Year

Benny Boom
Child.
Cole Bennett
Dave Meyers
Janelle Monáe & Alan Ferguson
Offset
Tems
Tyler, The Creator

Dr. Bobby Jones Best Gospel/Inspirational Award

Shirley Caesar, “Award All of the Glory”
Kirk Franklin, “All Things”
Halle Bailey, “Angel”
CeCe Winans, “Come Jesus Come”
Erica Campbell, Do You Believe in Love?”
Maverick City Music, Naomi Raine & Chandler Moore, “God Problems”
Tems, “Me & U”
Kirk Franklin, “Try Love”

Viewer’s Choice Award

Doja Cat, “Agora Hills”
Lil Durk Feat. J. Cole, “All My Life”
Gunna, “Fukumean”
Jack Harlow, “Lovin on Me”
Muni Long, “Made for Me”
Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”
Drake Feat. Sexyy Red & SZA, “Rich Baby Daddy”
Chris Brown Feat. Davido & Lojay, “Sensational”
Beyoncé, “Texas Hold ‘Em”
Tyla, “Water”

Best International Act

Asake (Africa)
Aya Nakamura (France)
Ayra Starr (Africa)
Bk’ (Brazil)
Cleo Sol (UK)
Focalistic (Africa)
Karol Conká (Brazil)
Raye (UK)
Tiakola (France)
Tyla (Africa)

Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act

Bellah (UK)
Cristale (UK)
Duquesa (Brazil)
Holly G (France)
Jungeli (France)
Makhadzi (Africa)
Oruam (Brazil)
Seyi Vibez (Africa)
Tyler Icu (Africa)

BET Her

Beyoncé, “16 Carriages”
Nicki Minaj Feat. Tasha Cobbs Leonard, “Blessings”
Ayra Starr, “Commas”
Flo Feat. Missy Elliott, “Fly Girl”
Megan Thee Stallion, “Hiss”
Victoria Monét, “On My Mama”
SZA, “Saturn”
GloRilla, “Yeah Glo!”

Best Movie

American Fiction
Bob Marley: One Love
Renaissance: A Film by Beyoncé
Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse
The Book of Clarence
The Color Purple
The Equalizer 3
The Little Mermaid

Best Actor

Anthony Mackie
Colman Domingo
Damson Idris
Denzel Washington
Donald Glover
Idris Elba
Jeffrey Wright
Lakeith Stanfield

Best Actress

Angela Bassett
Ayo Edebiri
Coco Jones
Danielle Brooks
Fantasia
Halle Bailey
Issa Rae
Regina King

YoungStars Award

Akira Akbar
Blue Ivy Carter
Demi Singleton
Heiress Diana Harris
Jabria McCullum
Jalyn Hall
Leah Jeffries
Van Van

Sportswoman Of The Year Award

A’ja Wilson
Angel Reese
Coco Gauff
Flau’jae Johnson
Juju Watkins
Naomi Osaka
Sha’carri Richardson
Simone Biles

Sportsman Of The Year Award

Anthony Edwards
Gervonta Davis
Jalen Brunson
Jalen Hurts
Kyrie Irving
LeBron James
Patrick Mahomes
Stephen Curry

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By: Derrick Rossignol
Title: Drake And Nicki Minaj Lead The Pack On The List Of 2024 BET Awards Nominations
Sourced From: uproxx.com/music/bet-awards-2024-nominations-drake-nicki-minaj/
Published Date: Thu, 16 May 2024 18:24:55 +0000

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