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What Had Happened Was: 5/17/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

What could possibly explain interim Golden State Warriors coach Mike Brown being late for Game 2 of the Western Conference finals?

Could it have been a bad omen? Possibly a touch of Murphy’s law? What about some karma for San Antonio Spurs forward (and MVP candidate) Kawhi Leonard going down with an injury two nights prior? The universe doesn’t like ugly, you know.

Well, it wasn’t exactly any of that — and it really didn’t affect the outcome of the game, as the Warriors worked the Spurs like a 9-to-5 in a 136-100 victory. As Brown was trying to enter the Oracle Arena facility, he was pulled over by five police officers in front of the Spurs team bus. When Brown finally conceded to the officers, he received a call from Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, who was dying of laughter (I know, I can’t even imagine) while watching the situation play out.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

The American Civil Liberties Union has now weighed in on a Malden, Massachusetts, school’s policy on hair extensions.

Edward Crawford, pictured in iconic photo of Ferguson, Missouri, unrest, got a hero’s send-off.

Baltimore Orioles outfielder Adam Jones donates $20,000 to the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum.

Jordan Peele teams with Bad Robot for HBO drama series.

A story of slavery in modern America.

TOP THREE TWEETS

1. LET’S GET MARRIED

2. QUOTH THE RAVEN, ‘NOTHING MORE.’

3. HE MILLY ROCK ON EVERY BLOCK

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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.