We all know Stephen Curry is a generational player. His unmatched three-point shooting has changed the game and has helped him win three NBA championships and two league MVP awards.
But is he even the MVP of his own team?
Curry and the Golden State Warriors had an embarrassing loss to the Dallas Mavericks on Feb. 27. They blew a 21-point lead and allowed the Mavs to go on a 33-8 run, leading to a 107-101 Golden State loss.
The game further proved that the Warriors are in a concerning slump, but it also showed that Draymond Green is the most valuable star on the team’s roster.
The Dallas Mavericks embarrassed Stephen Curry and the Warriors in a comeback win
It looked like the Warriors were going to coast to an easy win against the Mavericks on Feb. 27. They led by 21 in the third quarter and had a 88-74 lead heading into the fourth.
However, the scorching-hot Luka Doncic and his Dallas squad went on an unreal run in the final period, outscoring Golden State 33-13 to win 107-101.
Defense was clearly an issue for the Warriors in the loss. Allowing the Mavericks to score 33 points on 63.2% shooting in the fourth quarter is inexcusable. However, offense (or lack thereof) also played a role in the outcome. The Warriors shot 23.8% in the fourth, and Stephen Curry went 2-of-8 from the field, including 1-of-5 from three-point range.
The loss continued a lousy stretch of basketball for Golden State, and it also proved that Draymond Green is the most valuable player on the team.
Draymond Green is the Warriors’ MVP
Draymond Green has been out since Jan. 11 with a back issue. Before that, the Warriors were 30-9, but they have since gone just a mediocre 13-9. They are also 2-5 in their last seven games.
The team’s defense hasn’t been awful without Green, but it has still taken a significant step back. Before Draymond’s injury, the Warriors were No. 1 in the NBA with a 101.9 defensive rating. Their rating has been 109.3 since his injury.
The second half of Golden State’s game against the Mavs highlighted its lack of defensive intensity without Green. The Warriors had an impressive 92.3 defensive rating through the first two quarters, forcing 11 turnovers and holding Dallas to 43.6% shooting. In the third and fourth quarters, the Warriors’ defensive rating jumped up to an atrocious 128.3. They allowed the Mavs to shoot 56.4% from the field, and they only forced seven turnovers.
Stephen Curry’s production has also taken a hit without his All-Star teammate on the floor. Before Jan. 11, Curry had been scoring 26.8 points per game and shooting 38.7% from three-point range. Since then, he has averaged just 23.6 points on 35.1% from deep.
Green is known for his defensive efforts, but the team’s offense flows much more freely with him on the court. He leads the Golden State with 7.4 assists per game, and his basketball IQ ensures that his teammates are almost always in the correct spots on the floor.
The Warriors need Green, and they need him badly.
Draymond Green and Stephen Curry need each other
Just because Green is the Warriors’ true MVP doesn’t mean he or the team could have success without Stephen Curry.
They need each other.
When Curry missed all but five games in 2019-20, the Warriors went 15-50, and Green had one of the worst seasons of his career. He shot just 38.9% from the field that year and recorded only 6.2 assists per game.
That being said, Golden State still desperately needs Green back in the lineup. They were arguably the NBA’s best team with him. Without him, they are just a middle-of-the-pack Western Conference squad. (They were fighting for the No. 1 seed in the West before his injury. Now, they are in danger of dropping to the three-seed or even lower.)
Stephen Curry is a once-in-a-lifetime player. He’s the greatest shooter of all time and one of the top offensive threats the game has ever seen. But he has never won a title without Green.
Draymond Green is the Warriors’ MVP.
Stats courtesy of NBA.com and Basketball Reference
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Title: The Warriors’ Embarrassing Loss Proves Stephen Curry Isn’t Even the MVP of His Own Team
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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.
Title: Taylor Swift’s rep responds to reports the singer has the worst private jet carbon emissions
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Published Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 03:07:00 GMT
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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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Title: Jodie Sweetin Marries Mescal Wasilewski with ‘Fuller House’ Co-Stars in Attendance!
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Published Date: Sun, 31 Jul 2022 04:26:28 +0000
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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.
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By: Anne Thompson
Title: How to Make Sense of a Very Unpredictable Fall Movie Season
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Published Date: Fri, 29 Jul 2022 20:52:17 +0000
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