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What Had Happened Was: 8/11/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

Despite a 99-88 victory Wednesday night for the U.S. men’s basketball team, you have to give some props to Australia. The Patty Mills/Matthew Dellavedova-led Aussies threatened Carmelo Anthony’s squad from the jump. They even — gulp — led at halftime, the first time that’s happened to Team USA since the 2004 Summer Games in Athens, Greece.

With 36 seconds to play, Australia was still within five points, so it’s not as if the game was ever really put out of reach. Still, Anthony dropped 31 important points — officially passing LeBron James as the all-time leading Olympic scorer — including nine 3-pointers in the win. Next up: Friday’s Group A game against Serbia.

BLESSINGS!

SOCIAL STATUS

Cleveland Indians pitcher Carlos Carrasco is having himself some kind of year. The 29-year-old has been one of the team’s best pitchers all season as the Indians sit atop first place in the American League Central. Last week, the man even accomplished this:

https://twitter.com/Cookie_Carrasco/status/761312160484032513

On Wednesday night, Carrasco finally celebrated his citizenship like he had to, you guys. Major salute.


FOR THE CULTURE

 

After losing 75 pounds, Gucci Mane gained a new love for fashion and spoke to Vogue about it.

The FADER‘s story on Braden Miller, the man behind socialite Joanne the Scammer. She lives for drama. He’s just trying to live his life.

Check out Nike’s new song Unlimited Together with original lyrics by Chance The Rapper.

Soca will soon be mainstream, according to soca musical legend Machel Montano.

Snapchat unveiled, then pulled its anime-inspired filter because it featured a racist “yellow face” adaptation.


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?

1. WHEN YOU TALK TRASH AND LOSE

2. NOVEL CONCEPT

3. REST IN POWER, JOHN


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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.