What Had Happened Was: 11/16/16
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The Kansas Jayhawks and Duke Blue Devils did not disappoint Tuesday night at Madison Square Garden, as the game went down to the wire. Duke had tied the game, 75-75, with less than 20 seconds left in regulation, giving Kansas guard Frank Mason III the last shot.
Duke fans should be proud of their team, which is currently missing three big-name players due to injury.
Here’s to wishing for a rematch down the road.
Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of the hit ’90s flick Space Jam, the third-highest grossing sports movie ever. It’s the classic live-action/animated film starring NBA legend Michael Jordan and the Looney Tune squad.
People of color had a hallmark day on Tuesday: black women breaking the glass ceiling and being recognized for it at the Glamour Woman of the Year Awards.
And Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson became just the second man of color named “Sexiest Man Alive” by People Magazine.
FOR THE CULTURE
Abilene Christian University expelled two students for uploading a video in blackface to Snapchat.
The West Virginian mayor who agreed with a Facebook post that called first lady Michelle Obama an ape has resigned.
New Balance has distanced itself from being called the “official shoe of white people.”
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. THE ANTHEM
2. NOOOOO, THE TREE WASN’T READY
3. THOUGHT IT WAS
BET hosted a whole program to honor and thank President Barack Obama and the first family for what they did during their eight years in the White House. There were laughs, there was song, but most importantly, folks celebrated like it was 1999.