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LeBron, Tatum, and Morant each drop 50+, Jokic delivers an MVP performance, Durant returns, and more from Week 20 in the NBA.

1. LeBron scores season-high 56 points

LeBron James put on a show in Los Angeles on Saturday as he went for 56 points to lead the Lakers to a 124-116 win over the Golden State Warriors.

The 56 points not only marked a season-high for James, but it is the most points he’s ever had on the score sheet as a Laker in four seasons.

James shot 19-31 from the field, 6-11 from 3-point range, and 12-13 from the free-throw line as he amassed his 56 points, 10 boards, and three assists in just 39 minutes. In doing so, LeBron became the fourth player in league history to score 50 points or more over age 37 and is the oldest player in league history (37 years, 65 days) to post at 50-10 games, besting the record previously held by Michael Jordan (33 years, 19 days).

2. Tatum drops 54 points vs. Nets

We keep the 50-point train moving with a 54-point gem from Jayson Tatum to lead the Celtics to a 126-120 win over Kevin Durant and the Nets on Sunday. There have now been 11 50+ point games in the NBA this season; Tatum is the only player with more than one such game.

Since the calendar flipped to 2022, the Celtics have the third-best record in the NBA at 22-8 (0.733), trailing only Phoenix and Dallas. They have gone from 17-19 at the end of 2021 to 39-27 to close out Week 20 and currently sit in fifth place in the Eastern Conference, just 1.5 games back of the second.

3. Morant strikes again with 52 piece

Last week, we highlighted Ja Morant breaking the Grizzlies franchise record for most points in a game with a 46-point effort against Chicago. Well, that record lasted a total of two days before Morant topped his own mark with a 52-point performance against San Antonio last Monday.

It’s not just that Morant scored 52 points on 22-30 shooting from the field and a perfect 4-4 from 3-point range, it’s the spectacular fashion in which he scored those points that have made he and the Grizzlies have become must-see TV every time they take the court. Take a look at these three plays:

  • A 3-pointer from 33-feet out
  • A poster dunk on Jakob Poeltl
  • A first-half buzzer beater falling out of bounds off a full-court pass from Steven Adams

4. Steven Adams QB1

Today is the final day of the NFL Combine, but if any team is still looking for a quarterback, may I present the highlight reel of one Steven Adams. His full-court pass to Ja Morant for a buzzer-beating jumper at the end of the first half against San Antonio was just the latest in a career marked by touchdown passes.

5. Jokic’s 46-point triple-double

You know it was an incredible week when a 46-point triple-double from the reigning MVP is fifth on the weekly rundown. Nikola Jokic was absolutely brilliant in the fourth quarter and over time to lead the Nuggets to a 138-130 win over the Pelicans. He scored 30 of his 46 points in the game’s final 17 minutes and finished 46 points, 12 rebounds, 11 assists, four blocks, and three steals.

Denver is unbeaten in three overtime games this season and has won 10 of its last 12 games. At 38-26 at the end of Week 20, the Nuggets are in sixth place in the West and Jokic remains among the favorites in the MVP race.

6. Cam called game

Cameron Johnson capped off his career night with a buzzer-beating 3-pointer off the glass to give the Suns a thrilling 115-114 win over the Knicks on Friday night in Phoenix.

With 7.1 seconds left and no timeouts, the Suns trailed by two points with the Knicks at the free-throw line for the second of two attempts. Alec Burks missed the free throw and the rebound deflected off two players before it was corralled by Mikal Bridges, who quickly got the ball to Cameron Payne, who pushed the ball upcourt looking to make a play.

As you watch the clip below, you’ll notice every player streaks past Cam Johnson, who waits just inside the half-court line and gives Payne a teammate to pass back to while the rest of the Knicks defense moving the other way. Johnson catches the pass, takes a dribble, and pulls up from 30-feet out to launch the game-winning three.

Johnson finished with 38 points on 11-for-16 shooting from the field, 9-for-12 from 3-point range, and 7-for-8 from the free-throw line in just 28 minutes off the bench. Johnson caught fire in the fourth quarter, knocking down six treys and scoring 21 points to match the entire Knicks team in the game’s final 12 minutes.

7. KD returns, reaches 25,000 career points

After missing more than six weeks with a sprained MCL in his left knee, Kevin Durant made his return for the Nets as they hosted the East-leading Miami Heat in Brooklyn.

After being sidelined for 47 days, Durant looked like he never missed a minute as he scored 31 points against the Heat and followed it up with 37 points against the Celtics on Sunday. However, the Nets lost both games to push their current streak to four straight losses and finished Week 20 in ninth place in the Eastern Conference standings.

In that loss to Boston, Durant became just the 23rd player in NBA history to reach 25,000 career points.

Perhaps my favorite part of Durant hitting the milestone is the difference in postgame reaction between Durant and teammate Kyrie Irving.

Irving told Durant “You’re a savant. You are an artist.” Durant simply said, “I should be at 30 right now, to be honest.”

8. Heat increase lead in East

Miami went 3-1 this week while facing some of the Eastern Conference’s top teams vs Chicago, at Milwaukee, at Brooklyn, vs. Philadelphia. Their only loss came to the defending champs in Milwaukee by a single point as the Heat closed Week 20 with a three-game lead on the rest of the field in the East.

 Victor Oladipo is expected to make his season debut for the Heat on Monday, adding more depth to an already strong squad.

9. Week 19 stats leaders

For games played between Monday, Feb. 28 and Sunday, March 6, with a minimum of two games played.

  • Points:The three players with a 50+ point game in Week 19 lead the way in scoring: Jayson Tatum (BOS 3-0) at 41.3 ppg, LeBron James (LAL 1-2) at 36.0 ppg, and Ja Morant (MEM 2-2) at 34.3 ppg.
  • Rebounds:Giannis Antetokounmpo led all players at 15.5 rpg over four games (MIL 4-0), while Rudy Gobert (UTA 2-1) and Wendell Carter Jr. (ORL 1-1) tied for second at 15.0 rpg.
  • Assists:Darius Garland led all players at 11.0 apg over three games (CLE 1-2), while Cameron Payne (10.7 apg, PHX 2-1) and James Harden (10.0 apg, PHI 2-0) also averaged double digit dimes.
  • Steals:Mike Conley led all players at 3.5 spg over two games (UTA 1-1), while Minnesota’s Jordan McLaughlin nearly averaged as many steals (2.8 spg) as he did points (3.0 ppg) this week over four games (MIN 4-0).
  • Blocks:Robert Williams III led all players at 3.33 bpg over three games (BOS 3-0), while teammate Al Horford finished second at 2.33 per game, narrowly edging out Giannis Antetokounmpo (MIL 4-0) and Isaiah Jackson (IND 1-3) with 2.25 bpg.
  • 3-Pointers Made:Cameron Johnson led all players with 6.5 3pg over two games (PHX 2-0), including his game-winning buzzer-beater discussed above; Anfernee Simons (6.0 3pg, POR 0-2) and Bojan Bodganovic (5.3 3pg, UTA 2-1) also averaged over five treys per game.

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10 Most famous male rappers in the world right now

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Who are the most famous rappers in the world right now? 

Everyone has their own idea of the best rappers today, but that doesn’t necessarily denote the most famous rapper in the world right now in 2022.

1. Eminem

Eminem has stolen the show by maintaining his position of being the legendary and famous rappers worldwide.

He is considered not only the greatest but the fastest.

Eminem has taken mastery to another level. His music is next-level in terms of complexity, vocabulary, rhyming phrases you’d never think to put together.

He’s won 15 Grammys, 8 American Music Awards, and 17 Billboard Music Awards, among many others.

2. Kanye West

Kanye made his debut album ‘The College Dropout’ in the year 2004. With this album’s release, he became a celebrity.

He is a talented artist who is always known for releasing rap songs influencing and convincing people that hip hop is made.

While West can drop some seriously cool lines, rapping isn’t his best feature.

What West does better than arguably anyone is to release songs that sound simultaneously fresh and contagious.

3. Kendrick Lamar

One of the most successful artists of his generation is Kendrick Lamar. He has produced many albums and tracks that became extensively famous.

His major-label debut album ‘good kid’ m.A.A.d city made him gain international recognition. He has also received several awards, including 12 Grammy Awards.

4. Jay-Z

Sean Kol Carter is better known as Jay-Z. Sean began recording in the early 1990s.

He is the founder of the music company Roc-a-Fella Records. With his album ‘The Blueprint’ in 2001, a very much talented hip-hop artist was born.

Thirteen of his albums were featured on top of Billboard. 

 More than just one of the most prolific and consistent rappers of the last thirty-plus years, Jay-Z is the artist who’s been showing struggling Americans that it’s possible to dream the American Dream and go on to live it.

5. Lil Wayne

Signed to a hip-hop record label at the incredibly precocious age of 12, Lil Wayne has never been anything other than a rapper. 

The release of ‘The Carter’ in 2004, which is one of his hot-selling albums, made him a worldwide recognized rapper.

Lil Wayne sold so many records he became the first male artist to surpass a certain Elvis Presley in the Billboard Hot 100.

6. Drake

Drake is a Canadian singer, rapper, producer and songwriter as well. He is undeniably hip hop’s number one trendsetter since 2009 when he joined the scene.

He is one rapper who has immense talent and is not only a stupendous rapper but also a soulful singer. 

 And, he has continually been putting up the best songs year after year.

7. Post Malone

Post Malone is a young rapper and guitarist who has magnificent talent. His voice is like a melody and profoundly touches your soul.

This New York-based rapper has given many tracks to the industry that followed a massive hit, such as Rockstar, Circles, Goodbye, and many others.

Blending hip-hop with pop and trap, he managed to hit the charts with his breakthrough single “White Iverson” and remained at the top ever since.

8. Snoop Dogg

When counting the world’s best rappers, how can you forget the great ‘Snoop Dogg’ in the list?

He has released 12 successful hip-hop albums, having a uniform flow, following a specific theme and is comprehensively popular across the globe.

9. Travis Scott

Travis is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer.

He started beholding the eyes of the mass audience with his first release of the debut studio album ‘Rodeo’ in which a track ‘Antidote’ reached the top 20 of the U.S. Billboard hot chart.

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Scott embodies everything that makes modern hip-hop cool, but he does so while also staying true to the fundamentals.

His lyrics are spot on and his beats are very creative, but what truly sets him apart is his flow.

10. P. Diddy

One of the wealthiest and talented personalities in the hip-hop world founded his label and named it ‘Bad Boy Records’ in 1993.

Diddy released his first full-length album in the year ‘No Way Out,’ which was a big boon to the music industry.

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Celebrity Babies Who Were Born In 2022

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Start the year off positive, with this list featuring news of celebrity babies! Forget celebrity gossip; this list is all about celebrating celebrities who recently had babies in 2022.

Some stars like to keep their children out of the spotlight, and opt not to release the child’s name or photos of their beautiful celebrity babies.

Be sure to check back for updates regarding pregnant celebrities due in 2022. 

1. Rihanna and Asap Rocky

Rihanna and A$AP Rocky welcomed their baby boy on May 13, 2022, according to report from TMZ. They have not yet shared the child’s name.

 The pair revealed they were expecting with a photo shoot in January 2022.

Rihanna showed off her maternity style throughout her pregnancy. Though rumors of their relationship had swirled for years

Rocky first confirmed the relationship, and how serious it was, in an interview with GQ in May 2021.

2. Kylie Jenner And Travis Scott’s Son

Kylie Jenner and Travis Scott welcomed a baby boy on Feb. 2, one day after daughter Stormi’s 4th birthday.

Jenner announced her son’s arrival on Instagram on Feb. 6, captioning a black-and-white photo of Scott holding the newborn’s hand.

They have not shared any other details, though a rep did confirm to People that they had welcomed a boy.

3. Post Malone

Post Malone announced on “The Howard Stern Show” on June 13 that he welcomed a baby girl. He also revealed that he got engaged to his longtime partner.

“[At] 2:30 in the afternoon, I went and I kissed my baby girl,” Post said, and when asked if he meant his girlfriend or daughter, he added, “No, that’s my daughter.”

The private star who has kept mum since moving from Los Angeles to Utah in 2019 – revealed he was expecting his first child in May 2022.

 “I’m excited for this next chapter in my life. I’m the happiest I’ve ever been, and for since I could remember I was sad.”Told TMZ

4. Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn

Ed Sheeran and Cherry Seaborn revealed in March that they secretly welcomed a second daughter.

“Want to let you all know we’ve had another beautiful baby girl. We are both so in love with her, and over the moon to be a family of 4 x,” Sheeran wrote, alongside a photo of baby socks. 

The couple, who got married in 2019, welcomed their first child, daughter Lyra Antarctica, in August 2020.

5. Chris Brown and Diamond Brown

Chris Brown confirmed that he welcomed a daughter, Lovely Brown, in January 2022 with a post commemorating his baby girl turning three months old.

Though this is the first public mention Chris has made of his new daughter, Diamond has been posting since she welcomed her little bundle of joy.

On January 8, she shared an image of the newborn to Instagram, writing, “The princess is here! Lovely Symphani Brown.

My sweet babygirl, it’s been a whole day you’ve been in the world and have already shown me the true meaning of life. I promise to love and protect you always. Forever yours, mommy..”

The singer shares Lovely with Diamond Brown. He also has two other children: 7-year-old daughter Royalty, whom he shares with Nia Guzman, and 2-year-old son Aeko Catori, whom he welcomed with Ammika Harris. 

6. Cristiano Ronaldo and Georgina Rodriguez

Soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo’s partner Georgina Rodriguez gave birth to twins in April 2022, but only one of the babies survived.

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“It is with our deepest sadness we have to announce that our baby boy has passed away. It is the greatest pain that any parents can feel,” they said in a joint statement at the time.

“Only the birth of our baby girl gives us the strength to live this moment with some hope and happiness. Our baby boy, you are our angel. We will always love you.”

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6 Tv characters killed in a show and were dead in real life

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Tv shows and films keep us enticed and glue to our screens. In all the shows there are happy moments, love, complicated relationships and of course tear-jerking moments.

Scenes that have us looking for tissues due to tears is when your favorite actor or actress dies. Most of the time death is just a plot in the story or when an actor has taken up a

nother role so they are written off a story.

Checksome of the actorss and actresses who were killed in a Tv show or Film because they died in real life.

Fred Willard[Modern Family]

Willard died at his home in Los Angeles, aged 86 years, on May 15, 2020. This was from reports from his daughter and representative.

The Tv character’s cause of death was cardiac arrest and coronary artery disease. He also had myelodysplastic syndrome, which contributed to the cardiac arrest. His death was announced by Jamie Lee Curtis, whose husband, Christopher Guest worked with Willard.

Fred Willard, who played Frank Dunphy, died on the show from old age. His onscreen son Phil Dunphy [TY Burrell] is eulogized in the presence of his cast mates.

Helen McCrory[Peaky Blinders ]

McCrory died aged 52 from breast cancer on April 16, 2021, at her home in London. Her husband, Damian Lewis, announced her death on Twitter.

Lewis stated that Helen died peacefully at home, surrounded by a wave of love from friends and family.

Her death as Aunty Polly on the Peaky Blinders is revealed in the season 6 premiere, where she is killed by the Irish republican during the attempted assassination of Oswald Mosley.

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Luke Perry[Riverdale]

A picture of Fred Andrews on his memorial on Riverdale

Reports indicate that Luke died from a stroke.

The stroke was caused by an “ischemic cerebrovascular accident,” It occurs when a blood clot blocks a blood vessel and prevents blood and oxygen from getting to a part of the brain.

On the Tv show, Fred Andrews dies when the culprit is George’s teen son Jeffrey, who confesses the entire story to Fred’s son Archie, explaining he took his dad’s car for a nighttime joyride, despite not having a license. His father, George, took the fall for the accident to save his son. 

Carrie Fisher [ Star wars ]

Carrie Fisher [ princess Leia ] on Star Wars

Carrie Fisher suffered a heart attack aboard a plane to Los Angeles. At 60 years old, she died on December 23, 2016. Her death was shocking as her mom died a few days later.z

She was playing Princess Leia in Star wars when she died. In her Star Wars death scene, Leia sensed the duel between Rey and Kylo Ren on Kef Bir.

Carrie used the Force to reach out to her son across the galaxy and call him by his birth name –Ben. This last act drained Leia [ Carrie] of her remaining energy and killed her.

Edward Herrmann[Gilmore Girls]

Edward Herrmann and his onscreen wife from Gilmore Girls Kelly Bishop

Herrmann died at 71 years, and his death was tough on his family and the Gilmore girls cast who had grown to love him. He died from brain cancer.

Corey Monteith[GLEE]

a memorial of Corey Monteith[Finn Hudson] by his cast mates

 Corey Monteith died aged 31 years. He was found dead in his Vancouver, Canada, hotel room on July 13, 2013; it was only one day to his check out. Authorities on the scene stated that the actor died from a lethal drug overdose of heroin and alcohol. He was struggling with addiction problems; he had even been t rehabilitation centers.

Conclusion

These amazing actors are highly missed. They portrayed their characters well and were highly talented.

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