What Had Happened Was: 6/26/17
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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.
— SI Vault (@si_vault) June 25, 2017
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) June 25, 2017
Rashard Lewis just had a walk-off and-one in the @BIG3's first game, capped off by trash-talking Ricky Davis.
— Matt Dollinger (@matt_dollinger) June 25, 2017
Adam Jones told everyone how racist baseball fans are (in 2017) and now he's wearing black diamonds in outfield. pic.twitter.com/ntAp9Mnuj8
— nakia/m'baku2020 (@carIisIe) June 24, 2017
— BET (@BET) June 26, 2017
Black Twitter's "Beyoncé never shows love to the BET Awards" tweets DEBUNKED: A Thread
— beyxchella. (@chasemylovex) June 25, 2017
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Teenage boy from Mumbai slum dances his way to New York ballet school.
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. SO WHAT HAD HAPPENED WAS
2. IT’S OVER. OVER.
3. GOT ME FEELING, CAUGHT UP.
Me when my mama pulled up and I wasn't supposed to be outside https://t.co/tNQ8bWzh0o
— Dre (@WhiiteBoiDre) June 24, 2017
Nike's pride video really did THAT pic.twitter.com/Q1n2FhkRXV
— Call Me By My @ (@NotAgainBen) June 23, 2017
— Gucci Mane (@gucci1017) June 26, 2017