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What Had Happened Was: 5/30/16

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GAME. BLOUSES.

And so we have arrived. Game 7. It only took a historic night from the Golden State Warriors’ Klay Thompson (an NBA postseason-record 11 3-pointers) and the Oklahoma City Thunder shooting 3-for-23 from deep in Game 6 to get here, but the night is upon us. So who you got?

Game 7s care not about narrative and what should happen, no doubt, but the truth is: This is still the Thunder’s game to lose. Stephen Curry still isn’t quite right — he shot just 9-for-22 (40 percent) last game — as evidenced by the fact he’s had two 3-pointers blocked this series after having just one blocked the entire regular season.

Kevin Durant has shot poorly, too — 30-for-86 over the last three games at a 34.9 percent clip — but he’s not injured like Curry. And, man, does he know it.

“On the offensive end, you don’t have to worry about me because I’m a professional scorer,” he said Sunday. “And I know how I’ve been doing this for so long. I’m not saying I’m going to have a great game every night or I’m going to shoot well every night, but I tend to figure things out on the offensive end.”

Yes, he does. And tonight he gets to prove it.


SOCIAL STATUS

Over the weekend, former LSU forward Ben Simmons, set to be one of the top picks in the 2016 NBA draft, tweeted out a video of him that left fans in Philadelphia excited:

https://twitter.com/BenSimmons25/status/737031481172840448

While the soccer move isn’t something you’ll see Simmons use in a game, that didn’t keep Sixers fans from dreaming about the future.

https://twitter.com/ThaGod_Matthews/status/737144382298587136


BLESSINGS!

There are days and times that Crying Jordan can feel like a tired, played out meme. But the iconic photos spurred after the Warriors stormed back to win Game 6, though? Anything but played out and tired. More like magical. Glorious, really. Have a look:


FOR THE CULTURE

Just Blaze took to Twitter this weekend to give an oral history behind some of his most popular hits ever.

*ALERT * A new Chance The Rapper song just dropped.

Kerry Washington and Aziz Ansari had a discussion about every industry being as white as the Oscars. It’s worth your time.

Hold up. Is Klay Thompson actually Jon B., though?


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. MONKEY BUSINESS

2. SO SPOT ON

3. CAN’T BE SEEN ENOUGH


#ICYMI

The always-honest Draymond Green unleashed another edition of his Dray Diary (alongside our brother Marc J. Spears) and gave us his thoughts on the most important game of the Warriors’ season so far:

“It’s Game 7. Game 7s are tough regardless. Both teams are going to leave everything out there on the floor. I don’t think a home crowd gives you the advantage. It’s Game 7. You got to go out there and give it all you got. This [Thunder] team is not going to quit. They’re a very good ball club. A ball club that fights. They’re never going to quit and that is going to make it tough. But if we stay the course, we be who we are, everything else will take care of itself.”


PICTURE PERFECT

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.

Kofie Yeboah asks for Sweet Tea at every restaurant and recites approximately 2.5 Spongebob lines per hour.