Daily Dose: 7/20/16 Rio will be a redemptive tournament for Paul George

Daily Dose: 7/20/16 Rio will be a redemptive tournament for Paul George

If you didn’t get a chance to listen to this week’s episode of the All Day Podcast, you can check it out here. We talked about USA Basketball and the Kimye/Taylor Swift feud among other things.

The second day of the Republican National Convention was a tad less chaotic than the first. A guy named Trump took to the stage, but The Donald has yet to his grand speaking appearance. He did officially clinch the nomination, however. Paul Ryan actually had a relatively good showing, considering how much he and the New York real estate magnate do not see eye to eye on much. The Wisconsin congressman actually preached something resembling unity for his party, and not just fear. ABC News’ Benjamin Siegel has the story.

Remember when body cams first became the rage? Everyone thought they’d be a strong psychological check on police officers who would otherwise just be dealing with your words against theirs when it came to resolving disputes that might have involved unnecessary use of force. Now, they’re picking up all sorts of footage, like when some bozo behind a wheel crashes into a parked police vehicle because he’s playing Pokemon Go. This should be punishable by public destruction of your cellphone. The details are ridiculous.

There are thousands of people who have been in jail too long for the wrong reasons. If you’ve lived long enough, you have a personal story about someone who’s seen their life destroyed by a decision or a circumstance that either put them in the wrong place at the wrong time, or was one mistake that they can never take back. Look at the case of Ricky Olds. He’s been in prison since he was 14. But, now that the Supreme Court has reviewed how we handle juvenile sentencing, there’s an off chance he doesn’t die there. VICE‘s Mark Bookman explains.

It’s been a long road back for Paul George. Two years ago, he snapped his leg in an injury that I presumed would basically end his career. He went careening into the base of a basket in Las Vegas during a Team USA game that didn’t even count, which made things particularly sad. It also felt like that injury meant the Indiana Pacers would effectively fall back to irrelevance. Now, he’s back with the U.S. Olympic team in Rio. You’ve got to imagine this is particularly special for him. ESPN’s Dave McMenamin chronicles the journey.

Free Food

Coffee Break: Some quick entertainment news to catch you up with. Taye Diggs is joining the cast of FOX’s Empire which seems like it’s happening a season too late. Also, they’re trying to remake Cooley High, which might be blasphemous in your world, but it will have Common in it, because of course it will.

Snack Time: GoldLink is a rapper from my hometown who will soon be coming to an awards show near you. In the meantime, check out his new video for “Spectrum,” featuring an epic dance off.

Dessert: Leslie Jones was abused on Twitter. Her abuser was suspended from the site. Good for her.


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