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What Had Happened Was: 10/5/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

Tuesday night marked the second preseason game for this year’s high-flying Golden State Warriors and, well, the Warriors opened up a 53-point lead at one point on the visiting Los Angeles Clippers. That’s no typo. They actually won the game by an absurd 45-point margin. Here’s the best of what you missed Tuesday night from the most anticipated NBA team in the league (and everyone else playing!):

BLESSINGS!

Back in the day, Larry Fitzgerald’s clouds were gray. Now, it seems like the Arizona Cardinals wide receiver’s angels have blown them away.


SOCIAL STATUS

We also had a loser-goes-home MLB wild-card game Tuesday night, and Toronto Blue Jays first baseman Edwin Encarnacion made sure to do the packing for the Baltimore Orioles, officially sending them away for good with a three-run, walk-off home run in the bottom of the 11th inning. Come for the monster bomb, stay for the bat flip.


FOR THE CULTURE

Rapper Kid Cudi says he’s checked himself into rehab because of depression and suicidal thoughts. Hope you get better, fam.

The full extent of damage in Haiti after Hurricane Matthew may not be clear for days.

Rapper Meek Mill details why and how he’s living the dream, no matter what is said otherwise.

Salute to Serena Williams for making the most recent cover of The FADER.


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. HELL WEEK HATH ARRIVED

2. FORGET THE HATERS, SHAKE ‘EM OFF

3. WORK IT, SERENA


#ICYMI

 

ESPN’s The Undefeated presents A Conversation with The President: Sports, Race & Achievement. An HBCU student forum hosted by The Undefeated with President Barack Obama at North Carolina A&T State University will air on ESPN on Oct. 11 at 10 p.m. EST.

President Obama will discuss lessons in leadership; the β€œMy Brother’s Keeper” Initiative, which aims to address opportunity gaps faced by all youth including boys and young men of color; the current role and legacy of Historically Black Colleges and Universities; athletes and social activism; the Obama Administration’s actions to provide opportunity for students and more. The President will also take questions from the audience.

β€œWe are honored to host this townhall featuring the president at one of the leading historically black universities in the country,” said Kevin Merida, ESPN Senior Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of The Undefeated. β€œWe expect a vibrant conversation about the present and the future, and about the challenges facing black students.”


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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.