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“Obviously, everyone feels horrible about what happened,” Kerr said. “Kevin checked all the boxes and he was cleared by everyone involved. Now, would we go back and do it all over again? Damn right. But that’s easy to say after the results ... our feeling was the worst thing that could happen was a re-injury of the calf. So the Achilles came as a complete shock.”

Durant hasn’t spoken to the media since the injury, and in his limited social media reaction both before and after surgery, he didn’t point fingers. His mother, Wanda Durant, also dodged the issue of blame when she went on Good Morning America to discuss her son; her anger instead was directed at critics who initially questioned his injury and fans who cheered his re-injury.

Durant has shown support for his teammates almost immediately after he left the team. The relationship between Durant and the front office, on the other hand, remains murky, though not for long; it’ll be revealed in a few weeks at the latest, when Durant reaches free agency and determines his future.

In the meantime, the fate of the Warriors hinges heavily on their ability to replace what Durant offered. And much of that burden falls on a backcourt that spooked the Raptors late in Game 5 and will be pressed to duplicate and triplicate that in the next two games, if the second one is necessary.

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So, a pattern has been established and a blueprint has been issued. Curry and Thompson must fight the double teams coming their way, and shoot with efficiency, and save enough energy for defense, and conserve enough wind to rescue the Warriors with big shots should the game be tight down the stretch … and then do it all over again in a Game 7 if they’re fortunate to get that far.

“They’ve done that since they’ve been here,” Shaun Livingston said. “That’s nothing to them.”

These are tenuous times for the Warriors, who’ll take a swirl of emotions into Game 6. Occupying a segment of their concentration is Durant, who underwent surgery Wednesday morning in New York for the Achilles he ruptured in Game 5. Durant is spoken about in somber terms within the organization, everyone realizing the sacrifice he made to return to action after a month off, and the risk he took with his body and by extension his future. The issue of basketball never comes up in conversation, meaning the Warriors are far more concerned with Durant’s recovery than what they’re missing with him off the floor.

There’s also the controversial angle with Durant and what amount the Warriors were culpable, or not, regarding his injury. Two days after team president Bob Myers fought tears and accepted blame, coach Steve Kerr was the answer man Wednesday and tried to make sense of the entire ordeal.

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OAKLAND, Calif. — The official closing of Oracle Arena and the official haunting end to Kevin Durant’s season normally would be enough to occupy anyone’s deep thoughts in the Bay Area because both, in their own way, defined an era of Warriors basketball and became beloved.

Meanwhile, there’s another game to be played in the NBA Finals, and another championship to be won.

And there’s only one way to extend the former and accomplish the latter: Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson must be at their splashiest, or else.

The margin for error in this series for the Warriors is now as thin as their odds of capturing it. They’re playing against a healthier team and a star who knows how to succeed in June. They’ve lost two straight at home to Toronto in the series and are 2-5 overall against the Raptors this season.

And aside from Curry and Thompson, who are averaging 57.4 points in The Finals, the Warriors are getting mixed results at best from a number of players who normally would be supportive, but aren’t.

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game 6 karong gabii. maka abot pa kaha ug game 7. mahibaw-an nato ang tubag unyang gabii

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Rihanna at the Savage X Fenty lingerie show.

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In 2011, she chartered a yacht for $300,000 a week to take her around the French Riviera, and she's not afraid of an expensive night out. In 2013, she reportedly spent 8 grand in one night at a Miami strip club and on another night dropped $17,000 at a strip club in Houston with rapper Drake. Rihanna also enjoys dishes prepared by her personal chef, Debbie Solomon, and she reportedly spends $38,000 a week on her beauty regime, keeping a personal makeup artist, dermatologist, and lash technician on staff. So yeah, she enjoys living lavishly, but she also likes to give back.

In 2012, Rihanna established the Clara Lionel Foundation, named after her grandparents. The foundation aims to provide quality education and healthcare to children worldwide. She also hosts an annual Diamond Ball to benefit the foundation. Throughout the course of her career, Rihanna has become a highly influential global icon with her brands thriving and net worth growing. Who knows what she'll do next?

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In 2017, she partnered with LVMH to develop a cosmetic line called Fenty Beauty, which generated more than $550 million in its first year. It initially sold foundation shades but has since expanded to other products like lipstick, lip gloss, body glitter, and more. Rihanna holds an estimated 15% stake in the $3 billion company, and she teamed up with LVMH again in 2019 to launch Fenty, a new high-fashion house based in Paris. It's the first new fashion house LVMH has started since 1987, and Rihanna is not only the first woman of color to lead a major fashion house, she's also the youngest. Fenty debuted its spring line in May 2019, featuring strong shoulders and futuristic accessories starting at $400.

So with these deals and revenue streams pouring in, what does Rihanna do with all of her money? For one, Rihanna has proven to be quite the entrepreneur with smart investing. She reportedly put $34 million of her own money towards building Fenty with LVMH, and she also has a business eye in the real-estate market. She purchased a mansion in LA for $6.8 million and later listed it for $7.4 million. As for where she lives, she's currently in a seven-bedroom home in London where she pays rent for $20,363 a week, and when she travels, it's on private jets and yachts.

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Here's how Rihanna makes and spends her millions.

Rihanna got her start as a musician. She was discovered by an American record producer at age 15 and shortly thereafter was signed on by Jay-Z. Since then, she has had 14 No. 1 songs, and in 2016, made an estimated $22.3 million from her music alone, not to mention her world tours like "Diamonds," which generated a total of $137 million in revenue. But these days, most of her wealth comes from partnerships, campaigns, and endorsement deals, like the million-dollar partnership deal she made with Puma in 2014. Puma brought Rihanna on as its creative director, and sales rose by a reported 16% in the first six months.

Turns out everything Rihanna touches seemingly turns to gold. In fact, her fans are 3.7 times more likely to purchase products from her than any other celebrity, according to a study published in 2016. And that fan-based loyalty is worth tens of millions of dollars when it comes to her cosmetic and clothing lines. Rihanna's most profitable partnership is with the luxury conglomerate LVMH.

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Music and Video / Rihanna is the richest female musician in the world
« on: June 12, 2019, 05:11:57 PM »
Rihanna now has a net worth of $600 million, making her the world's wealthiest female musician.

She's made millions from music but most of her money comes from brand partnerships and her Fenty Beauty brand.

Rihanna most recently launched Fenty, a luxury fashion house with LVMH.


 Rihanna is officially the wealthiest female musician in the world. With a fortune of $600 million, she's richer than Madonna, Celine Dion, and even Beyoncé. According to her label, Roc Nation, she has sold more than 60 million albums and 215 million digital tracks, making her the second-best-selling digital artist of all time. But all that wealth didn't just come from her music.

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Showbiz & Celebrity / Re: James Bond 25 April 8 2020
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:27:35 AM »
He has reportedly received treatment from the same surgeon who treated Tottenham Hotspur and England star Harry Kane in New York City, but is thought to be 'furious' that he injured himself after months of gruelling preparation for the role.

Craig's operation will be followed by two weeks of rehabilitation, causing further delays to filming the movie, which is set for a 3 April cinematic release.

The official Twitter account for Bond 25 released a statement concerning Craig's injuries, posting: 'Daniel Craig will be undergoing minor ankle surgery resulting from an injury sustained during filming in Jamaica.

'Production will continue whilst Craig is rehabilitating for two weeks post-surgery. The film remains on track for the same release date in April 2020'.   

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Showbiz & Celebrity / Re: James Bond 25 April 8 2020
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:26:39 AM »
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Showbiz & Celebrity / Re: James Bond 25 April 8 2020
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:25:49 AM »
Principal photography on the 25th addition to the iconic Bond franchise has been beset with problems ever since cameras started rolling on location in Norway and Jamaica.

The long awaited film, which will be released in 2020, had already suffered a series of setbacks long before filming commenced, with director Danny Boyle initially signing up before leaving the project over disagreements regarding the 'radical' direction of his script.

Craig is said to have tweaked his ankle ligaments after falling during filming for a high-octane scene for his fifth outing as the Secret Service Agent. 

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Showbiz & Celebrity / Re: James Bond 25 April 8 2020
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:24:25 AM »
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Showbiz & Celebrity / Re: James Bond 25 April 8 2020
« on: June 12, 2019, 07:23:11 AM »
Daniel Craig was spotted at New York's JFK airport on Sunday following his ankle surgery

Craig headed back to London wearing boot cast and a pair of crutches.

He is expected to need two weeks of recovery before resuming filming.

Other cast members are shooting BOnd 25 scenes at Pinewood Studios this week and next, including Dali Benssalah, Lashana Lynch and Ana de Armas.


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Inspiration & Hope / Inspiring Quotes
« on: June 11, 2019, 11:20:17 PM »
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