What Had Happened Was: 7/7/17
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Thanks to rookie Johnathan Motley, the Dallas Mavericks went undefeated in the NBA summer league en route to winning the Orlando Pro League championship game on Thursday. The former Baylor forward hit a short jumper with three-tenths of a second left in overtime to give the lead and the game back to the Mavericks in an 83-81 win over the Detroit Pistons.
Dallas played without four players who departed for the Las Vegas Summer League, which begins on Saturday, and fought back from an 11-point deficit in the third quarter. The team was able to tie the game up at 74 apiece to force the two-minute overtime and appeared on the brink of a second extra period thanks to Pistons rookie Luke Kennard hitting a deep 3 with 6.7 seconds left.
That tied the contest up at 81 before Motley, who had 18 points and 10 rebounds, hit the 14-footer. Dallas was led by former Marquette guard Dwight Buycks, who scored 28 points, and Kennard, picked No. 12 in the first round of this year’s draft, led Detroit with 24 points.
— Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 6, 2017
— NBA 2K 2K18 (@NBA2K) July 6, 2017
Philando Castile was shot and killed a year ago today, just one day after Alton Sterling. We remember both in our fight for racial justice. pic.twitter.com/NZyuAR4oBF
— ACLU (@ACLU) July 6, 2017
FOR THE CULTURE
JAY-Z’s new album was illegally downloaded almost a million times in three days — and it still went platinum.
Philando Castile’s classmates give out the first scholarship in his honor, one year after his death.
Doctoral student who created rap album for his dissertation is now a hip-hop professor.
Metro Detroit Black Restaurant Week planned for August.
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2. FAB, BACK AT IT AGAIN
"Blacc Chyna only intentions were to Rob Kardashians." pic.twitter.com/AEcc4rotWM
— Sammy Semen (@YAOWAAAA) July 5, 2017
3. WIZARDRY AT ITS FINEST
— FAMU National Alumni (@FAMUNationalAA) July 6, 2017
— Dave Itzkoff (@ditzkoff) July 6, 2017
Thank you… For believing in the color of our collars. For embodying the soul of a city. And for never bluffing.https://t.co/laMa2rrzkP
— Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) July 6, 2017