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Daily Dose: 11/14/16 Greg Oden is still getting sympathy from across the NBA

All Day, Daily Dose, Donald Trump, Greg Oden, Ku Klux Klan, NBA -

Daily Dose: 11/14/16 Greg Oden is still getting sympathy from across the NBA

I spent the weekend in Richmond, Virginia, and it wasn’t the culture shock I was expecting. The one-time capital of the Confederacy is a lovely place in parts, and I’m glad I got to see it in the fall.

Steve Bannon is going to be President-elect Donald Trump’s chief strategist. Reince Preibus will be his chief of staff. Big Bird will be the head of Environmental Protection Agency and Cookie Monster will be leading the Food and Drug Administration. For many people, this was the real concern: not what Trump would do as the person representing all of America in public, but who he would install to enact lasting change on this nation. If you don’t know anything about either of these men, prepare yourself for a world of fear. ABC News analyzes just what these picks mean in Washington, D.C.

Of all the incredulous parts of this last week, the Ku Klux Klan’s involvement is the most eye-opening. Literally, the KKK endorsed a candidate, that person won and, now, they’re happy. Of course, all across the nation, people are marching to let the world know that they have a problem with the result. Meanwhile, in North Carolina, the KKK is planning a victory parade. Of course, the right to free expression is what this country is all about, but that goes both ways. VICE has the details on how this event is supposed to go.

You’ve seen the Harry Potter movies. OK, maybe not all of them, but when it comes down to it, as a movie series, the only other one that can really hold a candle to it, from a pop culture impact standpoint, is Star Wars. That said, it’s run its course, as everyone grew up and the source material dried up. However, with a new spinoff series coming, it’s interesting to take a look at exactly how impactful the Potter series was. FiveThirtyEight’s Walt Hickey breaks down how many people J.K. Rowling employed by proxy of writing her books.

The story of Greg Oden has become incredibly sad. The big man, who never really looked like he played basketball for any reason other than he was just a huge dude, did an interview over the weekend in which he called himself the biggest bust in NBA history. Obviously, this is true, but no one wants to say that out loud to his face because, well, it sucks. Kevin Durant, specifically, who was picked No.2 one slot behind him in the 2007 NBA Draft, isn’t hearing that talk, however. ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports on what the Golden State Warriors star thinks of Oden.

Free Food

Coffee Break: If we’ve gotten nothing else out of this past week, the memes have been hilarious. With President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden having shared so many moments over the years, we’ve got a trove of images to pick from and add dialogue as we see fit. Even the Brits think they’re funny.

Snack Time: If I’m being honest, Riff Raff is one of my favorite artists of all time. Not because his music is great, but his whole hustle has just been so impressive for years. Check out this interview with the neon icon.

Dessert: There’s a new Rogue One trailer out. Don’t forget, Dec. 16.


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