The Jay Graves Report

Boyz tryin’ to blame Kevin Durant for lack of parity don’t know the history of the NBA! “Stacked”

This ain't nothn' new bruh! It's always been this way!"

Sometimes there is foolishness and then there are times when the foolishness literally jumps out of the ride butt naked goin’ 130mph!! Well playas…Friday was one of those days in the NBA! Duns are literally tryin’ to blame KD for the lack of parity in the NBA because he dipped last summer and went to Golden State!

However, in true KD fashion he answered the question like a straight up G!! Durin’ an interview with USA Today Sports published on Friday, ole boy put it where the goats could get it by spittin’, “Like I’m the reason why [expletive] Orlando couldn’t make the playoffs for five, six years in a row? Am I the reason that Brooklyn gave all their picks to Boston? Like, am I the reason that they’re not that good? [Laughs.]

“I can’t play for every team, so the truth of the matter is I left one team. It’s one more team that you probably would’ve thought would’ve been a contender. One more team. I couldn’t have made the [entire] East better. I couldn’t have made everybody [else] in the West better.”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Boyz kill me actin’ like there was ever any parity in the freakin’ league!! Where are y’all from bruh? There has never been any parity in the NBA. The same teams have been winnin’ since since the beginnin’ of time and the teams with all of the superstars sprint through the league every year!! Golden State just started winnin’ again. It’s been 40 years since we’ve seen the Warriors been worth two dead flies smashed.

Duns wanna act like Bill Russell and Co. didn’t win 11 NBA titles back in the day. They won 8 in a row from 1959-66! And they won in ’57, ’68 and ’69!! At one point the Lakers and the Celtlics owned fifty percent of all NBA titles!!! Stop with this foolishness!!

There isn’t a person dead or alive that has won an NBA title alone. Teams have always been stacked whether the players have done the stackin’ because it’s legal in the world of free agency now or the front offices have done it. You sound crazy thinkin’ otherwise. What’s the difference between the front office gettin’ together in a room and puttin’ players together and the players hookin’ up at Ray-Ray’s house and doin’ it? There is no difference because it still gets done.

Name me one player that has won a title without another superstar or set of superstars!! Bill Russell played with a team full of superstars in Sam Jones, John Havlicek, Bob Cousy and Tom Heinsohn. Did I mention that they had the best coach walkin’ the sidelines at the time in Red Auerbach. Kareem played with the Big O in Milwaukee to win his first title. Then he played with Magic and Worthy with Pat “freakin'” Riley runnin’ the show!

When Bird got to Boston the followin’ year they brought in Robert Parrish and Kevin McHale. Clyde Drexler didn’t win until he went to Houston to play with The Dream and Kenny Smith! Dr. J didn’t get over the hump until Moses Malone got in the car. David Robinson didn’t get to the promise land until they swooped up Tim Duncan. Then Tim had the pleasure of playin’ with another car full of superstars in Manu, Tony, Kawhi etc.

Mike couldn’t get out of the first round of the playoffs until some kid from Central Arkansas came to the Chi and two years later Phil Jackson was hired. He was arguably the best coach in basketball based on accomplishments. Every time they went to the Finals they were favored. Why? Because there was no parity in the league.

Shaq didn’t win a thing until he and Kobe were put together and then they got Phil. D. Wade wandered around in Miami until Shaq came through. LeBron couldn’t win until he got with D. Wade and Chris Bosh.

The Golden State Warrior won a title with a team full of the best shooters to ever play together!! I could go on forever but why? My point is this, it doesn’t matter whether the front office or the players orchestrated this foolishness because at the end of the day it was done. It’s called professional sports. There’s always someone in the background puttin’ this foolishness together. And don’t think for one minute that the franchise player of any of those teams didn’t get pulled into a back room somewhere and was asked what he thought about this player or the next even before free agency was legal. “What do you think about us bringin’ in this cat? Would you want to play with him?”

How is that any different than what KD did in Golden State? It isn’t!! The rules of free agency just allows you to see who’s in charge of this foolishness. When a player can control where he wants to play that gives him the power to control his professional career. It’s no different than you and I decidin’ on where we want to work.

Why do you think that the best companies always hire the best employees? Because the employee gets to pick and chose where they want to work!! Microsoft or Apple are always goin’ to have the best computer tech cats in the business. As long as Nick Saban is at Alabama they’re goin’ to keep kickin’ everybody’s butt because they are goin’ to get the best recruits until somebody does something stupid and gets the program in trouble.

There is no parity in life bruh. It’s always been set up that way. It’s the “haves and the have nots!” As long as the haves keep winnin’ the have nots won’t. And that has nothin’ to do with Kevin Durant. It’s the “have nots” in the NBA that are tryin’ to point the finger at that dun because they’ve made terrible decisions along the way.

They’ve got the same rules that both Cleveland and Golden State are playin’ under. The only difference is that nobody wants to go there and play and the front office can’t find the right players in the draft. It’s always been that way so get off of my boy KD and find something else to cry about. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dipped: verb – to leave

2) G: noun – gangsta

3) Spit: verb – to say

4) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

5) Put it where the goats can get it: verb phrase – to make it as elementary as possible. To put it at ground level so everyone can understand it.

The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”

The caption under the photo isn’t real but it’s real talk!