Throughout the long and storied history of the NBA, only two teams have had more success than the Golden State Warriors as it pertains to winning titles. Those two teams, of course, are the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers, who are tied atop the championship leaderboard with an incredible 17 each.
The Warriors are currently tied with the Chicago Bulls below the Celtics and Lakers with six NBA titles. But unlike the Bulls, who won their six in a single decade, the Warriors have spread theirs out a bit. In fact, they won the very first championship recognized by the NBA when they were still members of the BAA.
Let’s take a quick look at the six titles won by the franchise now known as the Golden State Warriors.
The 1946-47 season was the first for the Basketball Association of America, which rebranded as the NBA three years later, and the first for the then-Philadelphia Warriors.
With a 35-25 record, the Warriors finished second in the Eastern Division behind the Washington Capitols. The NBA Playoffs were a bit different back then, so Philadelphia took on the second seed in the West, the St. Louis Bombers, to open the postseason and defeated them in the best-of-three series, 2-1.
The Warriors then swept the New York Knicks in the semifinals, 2-0, before defeating the Chicago Stags in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, 4-1. Despite this technically being a BAA championship, it is recognized as an NBA championship.
Still located in Philadelphia at this time, the Warriors had missed the playoffs in three consecutive seasons heading into the 1955-56 campaign. But led by Paul Arizin, who was an All-Star every season of his 10-year career with the franchise, the Warriors had the best record in the East at 45-27, securing a first-round bye in the playoffs.
In the semis, Philly knocked off the defending champion Syracuse Nationals, who would later take the Warriors’ place in the City of Brotherly Love as the 76ers. The Warriors then made easy work of the Detroit Pistons in the NBA Finals, winning the best-of-seven series in five games.
Led by All-Star Rick Barry and Rookie of the Year Jamaal Wilkes, the Golden State Warriors won the Pacific Division in 1974-75 with a 48-34 record.
As the No. 1 seed in the West, the Warriors earned a bye in the first round of the postseason and then defeated the Seattle Supersonics in six games in the semis. They got a stern test from the Chicago Bulls in the Western Conference Finals but won the series in seven. The NBA Finals proved much easier as the Warriors swept the Washington Bullets in four games.
Barry averaged 29.5 points in the series and was named NBA Finals MVP.
The Warriors returned to the NBA Finals for the first time since that 1975 championship following the 2014-15 season.
Led by Stephen Curry, who won the first of consecutive NBA MVP awards that season, Golden State won a then-franchise record 67 games, winning the Western Conference by 11 games.
In the first round of the playoffs, Curry & Co. easily swept the New Orleans Pelicans and then knocked off the Memphis Grizzlies in six in the conference semis. After disposing of the second-seeded Houston Rockets in five games in the Western Conference Finals, the Warriors defeated LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers in the NBA Finals.
This was the first of four consecutive meetings between the Warriors and Cavs in the NBA Finals.
A season after blowing a 3-1 lead in the NBA Finals following their record-setting 73-9 regular season, the Warriors went 67-15 during the 2016-17 campaign and then breezed through the postseason.
Golden State swept the Portland Trail Blazers, Utah Jazz, and the San Antonio Spurs on the Western Conference portion of the bracket and then took care of the Cavs in five games in the title series.
The Warriors weren’t quite as dominant a season later but still won the Pacific Division with a 58-24 record.
As the No. 2 seed in the West, Golden State defeated the Spurs in five games in the first round and then did the same to the Pelicans in the conference semis. In the Western Conference Finals, they got quite a scare but ultimately defeated the top-seeded Rockets in seven games.
The Warriors then walloped Cleveland, ending LeBron’s second run with the Cavs with a four-game sweep. Kevin Durant was named NBA Finals MVP for the second straight year.
Stats courtesy of Basketball Reference
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Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions
A spokesperson for Taylor Swift has responded to a report that named the singer as the celebrity with the worst private jet CO2 emissions.
Yesterday, a report released by Yard claimed the American singer was the biggest CO2 polluter of the year so far, having flown in her private jet 170 times since January and totalling 8,294.54 tonnes of CO2.
However, Swift’s spokesperson told Buzzfeed News the statistics are inaccurate.
For context, the report claims the average person produces just seven tonnes of carbon emissions per year.
Swift’s representative said only some of the 170 flights can be attributed to the singer: “Taylor’s jet is loaned out regularly to other individuals. To attribute most or all of these trips to her is blatantly incorrect.”
Regardless, it is clear Swift’s jet is racking up significant amounts of carbon emissions due to its inefficient use.
According to the Yard report, her average flight time is just 80 minutes, and her jet’s shortest recorded flight flew between Missouri and Nashville for just 36 minutes.
Other significant celebrity polluters include boxer and domestic violence perpetrator Floyd Mayweather, whose shortest flight was just 10 minutes long but emitted one ton of carbon; Kim Kardashian, who has emitted 609 times more carbon than the average person; and director Steven Spielberg, who took an 18-minute flight between Rotterdam and Amsterdam – a route which, when taken by train, takes only an hour.
The subject of celebrity carbon emissions has blown up ever since Kylie Jenner shared an out-of-touch photo of her and partner Travis Scott posing in front of their private jets with the caption, “you wanna take mine or yours?”
In the midst of the backlash, many began diving deeper into Jenner’s private jet use by examining the Celebrity Jets Twitter account, which records celebrity private jet trips.
Many were horrified she was regularly taking flights as short as 12 minutes and reprimanded her for “her absolute disregard for the planet”.
Many found it hypocritical that ordinary people were being asked by big companies to reduce their car trips and use paper straws when celebrities are constantly leaving huge carbon footprints with frivolous trips in their private jets.
Despite the wave of criticism, celebrities have continued to take private flights between short distances.
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Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!
Jodie Sweetin is married!
The 40-year-old actress, best known for playing Stephanie Tanner on Full House and Fuller House, married social worker Mescal Wasilewski on Saturday (July 30) at a private home in Malibu, Calif. after five years together.
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Jodie and Mescal wed in an intimate backyard ceremony that included her two daughters – Zoie, 14, and Beatrix, 11 – and her Fuller House co-stars including John Stamos, Candace Cameron Bure, and Andrea Barber.
“I know I have the right partner for the rest of whatever life brings me,” Jodie shared with People. “And I couldn’t be more grateful.”
Jodie and Mescal were first introduced through friends in 2017 and dated long-distanced before Mescal moved from New York City to Los Angeles in 2020. They got engaged in January 2022.
This is the fourth marriage for Jodie – she was first married to Shaun Holguin from 2002 to 2006, to Cody Herpin from 2007 until 2010, and to Morty Coyle from 2012 to 2016. She shares Zoie with Cody and Beatrix with Morty.
Congrats to the newlyweds!
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How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
All of a sudden, the fall movie season looks very busy. This week brought two big festival announcements loaded with major films to come: First came Venice, with a lineup that includes everything from Darren Aronofsky’s “The Whale” to “Bardo”; it was followed by TIFF, where Steven Spielberg’s “The Fabelmans” will premiere alongside Sam Mendes’ “Empire of Light” and Sarah Polley’s “Women Talking,” among many others. Meanwhile, Telluride continues to shroud its selections in secret, but the latest lineups help us get a sense of what to expect there as well.
In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson dig through both lineups to get a sense for which films could impact the coming awards season and why it’s almost certain to be an unpredictable ride. They also address the return of competitiveness between festivals that seemed to subside earlier in the pandemic, and touch on the recent changes to the Oscar submission rules in France.
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Published Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:52:17 +0000
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