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What Had Happened Was: 8/22/16

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In what might have been its easiest game of the entire Olympics, the U.S. men’s basketball team smacked Serbia around Sunday to the tune of 96-66. Kevin Durant dropped 30 points and was the best player on the court every time he was on it, firing away.

The numbers show that this team is inarguably a lesser version of the ones that preceded it, but all the chatter and worry about this squad not being talented enough was probably overstated.

Maybe the team’s roster really was poorly constructed in the overall — but when your “down-year team” is clobbering foes by a combined 182 points, that’s not too bad, either. And there’s this obvious caveat: Had this team gotten more time to play together, they very well could have come closer to the 2008 and 2012 teams’ dominance.

Lastly, an important salute must go out to Carmelo Anthony, after his emotional and important postgame speech following his gold medal win.

“Despite everything that’s going on in our country, we’ve got to be united,” Anthony also said. “I stepped up to the challenge. This is what it’s about: representing our country on the biggest stage that you can be on. America, we’ll be great again. I believe that. We’ve got a lot of work to do, but it’s one step at a time. I’m glad we represented in the fashion that we did.”


Musical artist Frank Ocean dropped two albums in one weekend. Blessings for two reasons: We, Frank Ocean fans, no longer have to deal with the slander and we have new music. Love and peace to all.



Social Status

We’ll get to UFC 202 from Saturday night later today, but let’s first consider how the two men fighting in that night’s main event — Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz — entered the ring:

For The Culture

Rapper YG will reportedly donate $1 of every ticket sale on his upcoming tour to families affected by police violence.

If you are affluent, black and want to live around other black people, you essentially pay a massive penalty.

Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann Mathieu’s clapback game is not to be played with.

Artists are banding together to save the late poet Langston Hughes’ historic home in Harlem, New York.

Also, Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas had some dope wedding photos:

Top Three Tweets

Every morning we’ll hit you here with the best of what we saw on social media the previous night. Why? Why not?





Check out our day spent at the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy.

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Ryan Cortes is a staff writer for The Undefeated. Lemon pepper his wings.

Rhiannon Walker is an associate editor at The Undefeated. She is a drinker of Sassy Cow Creamery chocolate milk, an owner of an extensive Disney VHS collection, and she might have a heart attack if Frank Ocean doesn't drop his second album.