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What Had Happened Was: 6/26/17

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GAME. BLOUSES.

The opening game of the BIG3, a 3-on-3 basketball league co-founded by rapper Ice Cube, got off to a hot start on Sunday night.

Former NBA forward Rashard Lewis of the 3 Headed Monsters had to sink the game-winning free throw following an and-one play to complete the 62-60 comeback to defeat the Mike Bibby-led Ghost Ballers. Lewis’ team was leading before Jason “White Chocolate” Williams injured his right leg late in the game and saw the lead dissipate. Lewis ended the inaugural contest with a game-high 27 points, while teammate Kwame Brown, a former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, added 17 points and 13 rebounds. In the other three contests of the day, the Clyde Drexler-coached Power defeated Tri State, 62-58; Allen Iverson’s 3’s Company defeated Ball Hogs, 61-51; and Kenyon Martin’s Trilogy defeated Killer 3’s, 60-45.

Games are played to 60 points, with teams having to win by two, and each game includes a 14-second shot clock.

BLESSINGS

SOCIAL STATUS

FOR THE CULTURE

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TOP THREE TWEETS

1. SO WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS

2. IT’S OVER. OVER.

https://twitter.com/BlvckGrip/status/878672750507945984

3. GOT ME FEELING, CAUGHT UP.

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.