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What Had Happened Was: 6/2/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant had an amazing Game 1 performance in the NBA Finals on Thursday night, going off for 38 points, eight assists and eight rebounds in the Warriors’ 113-91 victory over the defending champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

Now, for those who watched, you know how easy it was for Durant to get to the cup all night. And for those who didn’t, I could make a “the Cavs defense looked like a parted Red Sea” analogy, or I could tell you that every time Durant got a full head of steam coming down the court, defenders hightailed it out of his way like he was LeBron James or something.

Yeah, I said it β€” shout-out to Rihanna, who was at the game and caught the coldest mean mug from Durant after he hit a 3-pointer. The video doesn’t lie, either. Cavs guard J.R. Smith ran out of the way, Kyrie Irving moseyed out of Durant’s path, and in some cases, folks slipped trying to close out on the former MVP.

Any way one slices it, Durant was playing like a man who never wanted to experience a six-year Finals drought again in his life.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

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TOP THREE TWEETS

1. GOTTA BEEF IT UP

2. CHEAT CODE

3. RUN ME DRY

ICYMI

PICTURE-PERFECT

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.