The Jay Graves Report

Courvoisier McCauley means more to the hood than the All-Star team that dissed him. “Respect”

"Y'all can act like you don't see me if you want to bruh but I'm goin' to force you to respect me!" Photo: USA Today

Now I know you boyz didn’t think that I was just goin’ to drop the Hot Joint about it bein’ crazy that the lil’ homie Nike Sibande didn’t make the Indiana All-Star team entitled “Ridiculous” earlier this week and keep it movin’ did you? Not when these old tight wads literally skipped over several cats that should have been on that team.

Manual’s Courvoisier McCauley was a beast this year and duns wanna act like he shouldn’t have been on that roster!! It blows my mind that cats continue to pick this team every year by actin’ like the hood doesn’t exist. I know that it’s called Indiana and the good ole boyz want it to look like the Indiana from back in the day where duns are playin’ ball on the side of a barn with hoop dreams of playin’ at Indiana University for ole dull Bobby Knight but this ain’t that anymore playa. As a matter of fact, it’s NEVER been that. The hood has always been here and boyz have been hoopin’ in the cages and recreation centers for years. Just because you chose not to come to the hood doesn’t mean that it doesn’t exist.

Unfortunately, there’s more to Indiana than corn fields and barns playboy. They’re hoopin’ in the hood too and it should be represented at the All-Star level as well. First of all, the dun’s name is Courvoisier! That’s a playas name to go along with a playas game! C’mon bruh!!! Stop it!! This cat is 6’5″ and can shoot a G-string off of a chipmunk from three hundred yards away with his eyes closed!!

Ole boy averaged 26.8 points and 6 rebounds per game playin’ against real hoopers!! I don’t think these cats puttin’ this All-Star game together really understand how good the competition is in the city bruh. They’re ballin’ at darn near every school and there’s a stud walkin’ down every hall on every campus. It’s not like the cats at these county schools in the middle of the corn fields where there’s one cat that can go that comes along every 7 or 8 years!!!

They’re ballin’ in the city EVERY year bruh and that’s my problem with boyz like, Charlie Hall, the director of the Indiana All-Star game. They’ve got no respect for the hustle in the hood. Everybody isn’t sellin’ drugs and robbin’ the liquor store down the street. Some of these young boyz like “Voss” is out here puttin’ in work daily to make the hood that he represents proud of him. When one makes it he reps the entire block! You know the drill! And the hood looks out of THAT one! Why? Because he’s that one son!!!

So when cats that are in a position to lift up our kids, and doesn’t, it drives me crazy!! Why? Because Voss isn’t lookin’ for duns like Charlie Hall to do him a favor! He’s lookin’ for Charlie Hall to do him right! The kid put in the work and he deserves to be acknowledged for the hard work and sacrifice that he put in. So that means representin’ not only his hood but the ENTIRE state.

Accordin’ to my mans and nem, ole boy didn’t make the squad because he loss in the sectional to Attucks. Well playas…didn’t Attucks win the darn state championship? So he loss to the best team standin’ and what does that have to do with the price of Swisher Sweets on 38th and College at 4 o’clock in the mornin’ on Tuesday?

Don’t give me the excuse that he loss in the sectionals because they didn’t pick anybody to play on the Indiana All-Star team that won the darn state championship either!! And that’s the edited version!! So winnin’ in the tournament didn’t play a factor in all of this foolishness no way. Since boyz wanna act like the hood doesn’t exist and cats aren’t hoopin’ then I’ll be the one to ride for the lil’ homies in the media and I don’t even cover high school hoop. I cover the NBA. Well, now I guess I’ve got to do both. If they won’t give our kids the love then I will.

Mad love to the kid with the hottest name in sports! Courvoisier sounds like a cat that’s ballin’ out of control and when he walks in he has his own theme music playin’ in the background. When I say the dun’s name I’m seein’ him takin’ a boy to the rack with that old school Outkast joint “So Fresh and So Clean” playin’ in the background!

Don’t ever let the powers that be deter you young brother. You’ve got a special talent that God has blessed you with and nobody has control over how great you’ll become but you. Use the diss as your motivation to rep the momma that raised you and the hood that holds you up to make every hood dweller and former hood dweller proud. Much respect young playa with the hot name and stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

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

2) Cages: noun – hoop courts in the hood that are fenced in. That are typically found in the projects though.

3) My mans and nem: noun – credible sources close to the situation.

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 its real talk!