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Throughout the Golden State Warriors’ years of dominance, Stephen Curry has been the face of the team. His generational skills and two MVPs have made them one of the most dangerous squads of all time, and they certainly wouldn’t have won their three titles without him. 

However, Golden State also wouldn’t have won its championships without Draymond Green, and Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder wants him to start getting the recognition he deserves. In fact, Snyder thinks he should be in the MVP discussion.

Stephen Curry has a chance to win his third MVP award with the Warriors

The Warriors made five straight NBA Finals appearances and won three titles from 2015 through 2019, and Stephen Curry’s value to the team during those runs was unquantifiable.

He won his first MVP in 2014-15 when he averaged 23.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, 7.7 assists, and 2.0 steals. However, Curry had an even bigger season in 2015-16, as he won his second MVP with an NBA-leading 30.1 points and 2.1 steals per game. He also averaged 5.4 rebounds and 6.7 assists.

Now, this season, Curry has a chance to win his third MVP award. He has not only led the Warriors to a surprising 28-7 record, but he’s averaging 27.7 points, 6.0 assists, and 5.3 rebounds. Curry is also making a career-high 5.4 long-range shots per game.

Despite his unreal play, though, Snyder thinks Draymond needs to be in the MVP discussion.

Quin Snyder said Draymond Green needs to be considered for MVP

The Utah Jazz and Golden State Warriors played each other on Jan. 1 in a game between two of the top teams in the Western Conference, and Golden State pulled out the 123-116 win.

Draymond Green didn’t play in the game for the Warriors, as he is in health and safety protocols, but Jazz head coach Quin Snyder took time to praise the three-time All-Star before the contest.

“I don’t think I have to qualify this by saying no disrespect to Steph or Rudy [Gobert], but Draymond Green is as unique a player and is having as good of a year,” Snyder said, per NBC Sports. “If you want to put someone in the MVP conversation, he’s someone to me, that’s — maybe the numbers don’t look as … they don’t match up to the numbers of some other guys put up, but as far as they way he impacts the game, whether it’s his passing, his defense, which, you obviously know how we feel about Rudy’s versatility and the things that he does and Draymond is like that. He just does it in his way.”

He continued: “And then you add the leadership that he shows and the way he communicates, I just think he’s an unbelievable player, and I think he’s showing that this year. He’s shown it before, but it stands out so much right now when you watch them play.”

Snyder certainly made some great arguments for Green, but it’s hard to see the 2016-17 Defensive Player of the Year ever getting MVP attention.

Draymond Green is valuable for the Warriors, but he will never win MVP

Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green, who Quin Snyder believes should be an MVP candidate.
Draymond Green of the Golden State Warriors warms up prior to a game against the Cleveland Cavaliers on Nov. 18, 2021. | Jason Miller/Getty Images

Stats don’t quite show how much Draymond Green means to the Warriors. He’s averaging 8.4 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 7.5 assists per game this season. But his ability to find the open man, rebound, defend at a high level, and bring intensity on every play is what makes him so crucial to Golden State’s success.

However, he will never win MVP.

Much like how the NFL’s MVP has turned into an award for quarterbacks, the NBA’s is for scorers.

Thirteen of the last 14 NBA MVPs have averaged 25.0 points per game or more. There has also only been one player to win the award and average under 20.0 points since 1979, which was Steve Nash, who won the trophy in 2005 and 2006.

Sure, the Warriors need Draymond Green to have success. But if history is any indication of the future, he will never win the league MVP and will likely never get considered for it, either, even if he deserves it.

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.

Taylor Swift speaks onstage during the 36th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Rocket Mortgage Fieldhouse on October 30, 2021 in Cleveland, Ohio.

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.

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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 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.

Watch the full episode above or listen it below. 

Screen Talk is produced by Azwan Badruzaman and available on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, and Spotify, and hosted by Megaphone. Browse previous installments here, subscribe here, and be sure to let us know if you’d like to hear the hosts address specific issues in upcoming editions of Screen Talk. 


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Title: How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
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