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An Action Shot Of James Harden Became A Renaissance Painting Thanks To A Talented Fan

Harden’s spill into the stands resulted in a truly dramatic composition.

The NBA doesn’t suffer from a shortage of drama — especially during the playoffs. But one fan managed to turn a well-timed shot of NBA star James Harden into something more profound.

The original photo of Harden charging into the pricey courtside seats at the Target Center in Minneapolis elicited an array of responses and gestures that recalled the best ofRenaissance art.


Harden’s forlorn expression may be the centerpiece of the accidental composition here, but further exploration of the supporting players in the photo offers much more.

Seeing parallels between this candid shot and the typically wrought reactions of Renaissance painting characters, Twitter user Adam Warlock decided to bridge the two worlds with some spot-on photo effects.

Social media being what it is, some were compelled to follow suit using one-off subjects and some inspired pointillism techniques.

It’s the Medici family/Houston Rockets mashup you didn’t even know you needed.

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President Trump's appearance at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland was a mixed bag.

The theme of the event was climate change, but Trump chose to use his 30 minutes of speaking time to brag about the "spectacular" U.S. economy and encouraged world leaders to invest in America.

He didn't mention climate change once.

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Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

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The Australian bushfires have claimed 27 human lives, an estimated 1 billion animals are feared dead, and thousands of properties have been completely decimated.

The fires were caused by extreme heat and dryness, the result of 2019 being the country's hottest year on record, with average temperatures 1.52C above the 1961-1990 average.

The area hit hardest by the fires, New South Wales, also had its hottest year on record, with temperatures rising 1.95C above average.

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