What Had Happened Was: 12/14/16
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The Golden State Warriors continue to live life on the edge. This time, the close game presented itself in the form of the New Orleans Pelicans, who welcomed the star-studded unit to the Big Easy on Tuesday night.
After taking a seven-point lead into the halftime, the Pelicans ultimately squandered the lead in the second half and fell to the Warriors, 113-109. The loss wasn’t without some controversy, as Warriors forward Draymond Green came away with a huge steal in the closing minutes of the final quarter.
Draymond Green strips Anthony Davis with time winding down. https://t.co/G6SHudqATC
— RealGM (@RealGM) December 14, 2016
New Orleans big man Anthony Davis was trying to post up Green, who slapped the ball away from Davis and created a fast break for the Warriors. Davis immediately spun around looking for the referee, believing his hand was slapped before Green knocked the ball out.
His protest went unheard and the Pelicans dropped their 10th straight game to the Warriors.
Draymond Green has a triple-double tonight in New Orleans. The @warriors are 14-0 when Green puts up a triple-double in his career.
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) December 14, 2016
Draymond with his first triple-double of the season! #DubNation pic.twitter.com/01JzoGnIlO
— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) December 14, 2016
Real recognize real, even from the opposing team's bench https://t.co/rm0scdwJYN
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) December 14, 2016
The college student who graduated this past spring as valedictorian of her high school class with a 4.56 GPA and $2.8 million in scholarship money was off to the races during her first semester of undergrad. She just posted her grades from the semester, and only A’s graced her transcript. You go, girl. Black girl magic at its finest.
THANKING GOD that I finished my 1st semester with a 4.0 GPA! With my additional credits, I am officially classified as a COLLEGE JUNIOR🙏🏾📚 pic.twitter.com/o78TVnTv0I
— MARI. 04/14✨ (@m4rim4ri) December 13, 2016
Graduated as valedictorian with a 4.56 GPA, over 24 college credits, and $2.8 million in scholarships! S/OtoGOD❤️ pic.twitter.com/f7Myk45Yhy
— MARI. 04/14✨ (@m4rim4ri) May 18, 2016
Alan Thicke, the famous actor from the 1980s sitcom Growing Pains and father of singer Robin Thicke, died on Tuesday.
Now Alan Thicke…
Can we get a do-over on 2016? Too many good people lost and way too many bad people getting lucky…
RIP Dr. Seaver 🙏🏾
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) December 14, 2016
BREAKING: ‘Growing Pains’ star #AlanThicke dies after suffering a heart attack while playing hockey with his 19-year-old son Carter. pic.twitter.com/9yxNat47c7
— Laura A. Harris (@LauraHarrisWFTS) December 14, 2016
Also, actor Denzel Washington just casually dropping knowledge when asked about his feelings on fake news.
Denzel. Boom. https://t.co/TIMyJJqoBH
— deray (@deray) December 13, 2016
Person : don't listen to rumors
Me: lol duh
Denzel Washington: don't listen to rumors
Me : pic.twitter.com/4jZU5Osq0y
— JAY (@JAYVERSACE) December 14, 2016
FOR THE CULTURE
An all-Mexican-American high school basketball team made history in 1939, and then there was a riot.
Predatory lending targeted minorities, but racial disparities arose after those families moved out, too.
Aleppo civilians are being “slaughtered,” according to the United Nations.
A Foxy Brown reboot is in the works at Hulu, starring Meagan Good.
Rapper Young Thug’s mama made him go to the airport and apologize.
TOP THREE “verification” TWEETS
1. YOU NAME IT!
2. MULTIPURPOSE FUNCTION
Is this a:
A: Plastic bag
C: Trash can
D: All of the above#BlackTwitterVerificationQuestions pic.twitter.com/AKH8fHVqkW
— Torraine Walker (@TorraineWalker) December 14, 2016
3. IT AIN’T CHEAP
How much does a regular date cost?:
D.) $200.00 #BlackTwitterVerificationQuestions
— T'Chaka Flocka Flame (@frodeci) December 13, 2016
— D.A. Osorio (@DA_Osorio) December 13, 2016
Mark Sanchez, Antonio Cromartie, Willie Colon, Bart Scott, D'Brickashaw Ferguson among the pallbearers for former teammate Joe McKnight. https://t.co/jSDxI9mLcj
— Jane McManus (@janesports) December 13, 2016
Kehinde Wiley is incredible. pic.twitter.com/u4wfOdjV3O
— Samuel Sinyangwe (@samswey) December 13, 2016