What Had Happened Was: 6/21/17
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Five minutes after engaging his Twitter followers with a Q&A to discuss their NBA draft trade scenarios, Atlanta Hawks center Dwight Howard was traded to the Charlotte Hornets. Life comes faster for some people than others, but wow, was that a quick turnaround.
This also comes on the heels of Howard, who signed a three-year, $70.5 million deal last July, proclaiming he was working on his 3-point shot and was serious about lighting it up from behind the arc.
The center is being moved for center Miles Plumlee, guard Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in Thursday’s draft, while Atlanta will part with Howard and the 31st pick.
Howard, an Atlanta native, averaged 13.5 points (his lowest average since his rookie season) and 12.7 rebounds per game in his one season at home, and this was the first trade executed by new Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk.
Not sure I've ever seen life come at somebody faster pic.twitter.com/aIuxoLzoZj
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger_sherman) June 21, 2017
WE TRADED DWIGHT FOR A WAFFLE HOUSE COUPON I AM SO HAPPY
— Harry Lyles Jr. (@harrylylesjr) June 21, 2017
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) June 20, 2017
— The Daily Show (@TheDailyShow) June 20, 2017
Yanez told Castile he was pulled over for a broken taillight. But police scanner recording says something different https://t.co/beiVMtGA77
— nicole. (@juliacraven) June 20, 2017
Officer Jeronimo Yanez pictured wearing “Police Lives Matter” bracelet, Philando Castile's bloodied insurance card still in his pocket. pic.twitter.com/FrjfYjVXMU
— Tony Webster (@webster) June 20, 2017
— Jon Swaine (@jonswaine) June 20, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
Former Attorney General Eric Holder is considering a run for president in 2020.
Four years ago today, we lost one of the illest rising rappers hip-hop has seen in years.
The Detroit “race riots” of 1943 began on this date.
Woman drops by an urgent care clinic, caught on video demanding “white doctor” for her son, can’t find one.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. THESE BABY MILLENNIALS HAVE NO RESPECT
My 11 year-old cousin asked where my girlfriend was. When I told her I don't have one, she said, "Oh, you must be broke" 🙍🏾♂️😭 pic.twitter.com/1dGhFmcKKc
— Brozayy Calderon (@mikewardyeslawd) June 20, 2017
2. OH, I LIKE THE FORESIGHT
Solange, a prophetess, sang this theme song cause she knew it would be her sister's life down the line. pic.twitter.com/XPBqXslfw4
— 🙅🏾♀️ Power Girl 🙅🏾♀️ (@TheJazzyBelle) June 19, 2017
3. REP YA SET, GO AND REP YA SET!
— Halima Aden (@Kinglimaa) June 20, 2017
— NYC Parks (@NYCParks) June 20, 2017