Post it Notes: Hottest Headlines on 2/17
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Kyrie Irving had 31 points and 14 assists and was voted the MVP, Carmelo Anthony made a record eight 3-pointers and scored 30 points, and the East stopped a three-game losing streak with a 163-155 victory over the West on Sunday night in the highest-scoring All-Star game ever. “We took this one personal a bit,” Irving said. James had a steal and dunk on the first possession, long before defense usually shows up in the All-Star game.
The force of “Gravity” was strong at the British Academy Film Awards on Sunday — but it was unflinching drama “12 Years a Slave” that took the top prize. Steve McQueen’s visceral, violent story of a free black man kidnapped into servitude in the 19th-century U.S. South was named best picture. Its star, Chiwetel Ejiofor, took the male acting trophy. Ejiofor thanked McQueen, a visual artist who turned to filmmaking with “Hunger” and “Shame,” for bringing the story to the screen.
Now what part of a sentence that includes “shooting black people” sounded like a good idea to NFL player Richie Incognito? During a three-month analysis into whether Incognito bullied Miami Dolphins teammate Jonathan Martin, attorney Ted Wells discovered texts from December 2012 that are extremely disturbing. In texts sent to a former unnamed teammate, Incognito discusses shooting Black people twice, according to CBS Sports.
Fifteen-year-old Adrian Broadway lost her life early Saturday morning because of an egging prank gone horribly wrong. The teen was allegedly shot to death by Willie Noble, 48, of Little Rock, Arkansas. The man is accused of firing a weapon into a car full of teens who reportedly threw eggs, mayonnaise and other items at his car. Noble has been charged with first degree murder, one count of a terroristic act and five counts of aggravated assault, according to Huffington Post.