Gever Tulley, the famous writer and speaker, stood up and said, “Persistence and resilience only come from having been given the chance to work though difficult problems.” Jamais Cascio, the author and futurist, broke it down like this, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” Then Elizabeth Edwards, the late wife of John Edwards, put it where the goats can get it when she spit, “Resilience is accepting your new reality, even if it’s less good than the one you had before.”
Well playas…the Indiana Pacers accepted their new reality on Sunday of not havin’ both Paul George and CJ Miles due to injuries and balled out anyway. They flew out to Oklahoma City on a quick run and were resilient enough to hold Young Russ and Co. at bay in overtime 115-111.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Everybody and their baby’s momma’s momma, Ms. Jackson, includin’ me, assumed that they would go out there and get the brakes beat out of them without their fire power. Especially, after they let ole dull Phoenix come up on Big Momma’s porch on Friday night and steal all of the Christmas packages and their brand new J’s.
However, boyz stepped up, rallied the calvary and called the homies from around the way. Lil’ Big Dog. Glenn Robinson III showed up like a G from The G, started in PG’s spot and showed out! He played more minutes than anybody on the roster on Sunday with 45 minutes and knocked down 16 points and muscled 11 rebounds. As a matter of fact, the ENTIRE startin’ five finished with double figures led by Jeff Teague’s 30 points, 9 assists and 5 rebounds lookin’ like the Jeff Teague boyz have been waitin’ to answer the door at Bug Momma’s 50th birthday celebration. The party’s been goin’ on since late October but it’s better late than never.
Thaddeus Young chipped in the solid double-double with 20 points and 11 rebounds. While the young boy, Myles Turner, knocked down 15 points and 9 rebounds for the peach cobbler and Monta Ellis added some spice with 12 points and threw 7 dimes.
Don’t get it twisted playboy! Young Russ was in the buildin’ doin’ what he does as he hit a boy up with his 5th strong triple double! of the season. He’s got more triple doubles than the rest of the league bruh. It wasn’t like he didn’t show up bruh! That dun finished with 31 points, 15 assists and 11 rebounds!!! So the Pacers got everything this cat is capable of puttin’ out.
So what that means is that Pacers just messed up! And that’s the edited version! My old man used to always say, “Now that I know that you can do it. I’m goin’ to always expect the best from you. You’ve messed up son. Now you can’t give me excuses as to why you can’t do something because I just saw it.”
Well pimpin’, I’ve got to agree with him. Now I’m not expectin’ for a boy to win every game from here on out but the reasonable mind should expect for boy to win the winnable games and knock off the really good teams on the right nights. There shouldn’t be any barely gettin’ into the playoffs this year playa. Not when you’ve got duns that can step up and ball out. Why? Because I’ve seen it. So anything less would be uncivilized. Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Spit: verb – to say
2) 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.
3) Ms. Jackson: noun – rap song by the super group OutKast.
4) J’s: noun – Jordan’s
5) G: noun – short for gangsta
6) The G: noun – Gary, Indiana home of the orginal gangstas and hustlas
7) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
8) Dime: verb – to throw an assist
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!