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.
— Boeheim's Army (@BoeheimsArmy) July 23, 2017
One the best comebacks in Orange history! I didn't even have to speak to the officials once. @BoeheimsArmy on to the TBT Final Four
— Jim Boeheim (@therealboeheim) July 23, 2017
TOP THREE TWEETS
1. WHAT’S GOOD WITH YA, FAM?
LeBron after finding out Kyrie asked for a trade…. pic.twitter.com/1ALf5a4hWc
— Damien Woody (@damienwoody) July 21, 2017
2. THAT’S A LOW BLOW
Wow. I just realized that Conor is rocking a C.J. Watson jersey because that's who Floyd caught his wife texting… that's supreme trolling
— Nubyjas Wilborn (@nwilborn19) July 23, 2017
3. ALL BY YOURSELF, ALL BY YOURSELF
— yes (@iAmTerrace) July 23, 2017
— The Undefeated (@TheUndefeated) July 21, 2017
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.
Ice Cube singing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" is everything I could have dreamed of and more pic.twitter.com/W1VPf8tsg6
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) July 22, 2017