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What Had Happened Was: 7/24/17

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  • Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving no longer wants to play in The Land, per reports from ESPN over the weekend. The 25-year-old wants to be the focal point of a team and made his request directly to team owner Dan Gilbert. His wish list of landing spots includes the Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs.
  • The WNBA played its All-Star Game in Seattle over the weekend, and the stars were out in full force. The Western Conference All-Stars ultimately prevailed, beating their Eastern conference counterparts 130-121 on Saturday at KeyArena. Minnesota’s Maya Moore and Los Angeles’ Nneka Ogwumike — the No. 1 overall draft picks from 2011 and 2012, respectively — had a field day, and although Moore ultimately received the All-Star Game MVP award, it really could have gone to Ogwumike. Moore finished with 23 points and three assists, while Ogwumike had 22 points and seven rebounds.
  • Former Syracuse forward James Southerland scored 23 points in 23 minutes to help lift Boeheim’s Army from a 25-point deficit in the second half to a 72-67 victory over Team FOE — coached by Washington Wizards forward Markieff Morris and his twin brother, Marcus, who plays for the Boston Celtics — in The Basketball Tournament on Sunday afternoon. The Syracuse alumni are still in the running for the $2 million prize and will now advance to the Final Four in Baltimore.

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ON THIS DAY IN SPORTS History

On July 24, 1964, Barry Lamar Bonds, major league baseball’s home run king, was born. Bonds toppled Hank Aaron’s 33-year-old home run record in 2007 and finished his 22-season career with 762 long balls, 1,996 RBIs and a .607 slugging percentage. Bonds, who started his career with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1986, won the National League MVP Award seven times and was selected to 14 All-Star teams.

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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.