The Jay Graves Report

How Iguodala violated the code and caused an unnecessary distraction! “48 Hours”

"What chu talkin' bout Willis?" (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Red Adair, the famous oil well firefighter, once said, “If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur.” Well playas…the Golden State Warriors are thinkin’ this mornin’ that it’s probably cheaper and easier to hire a darn amateur to answer post-game questions than it is to let the actual professional do it. After the Warriors hit the bricks again on the road against the dull Minnesota Timberwolves losin’ 103-102 on Friday night. Ole Steve Kerr hit the panic button and told boyz that he would be restin’ his main core of cats on Saturday night in San Antonio.

That’s means that Steph, Klay, Day-Day and Andre Iguodala would all sit when they roll in to play the Spurs. Here’s what Kerr had to say about his decision.

“We’re going to get [to San Antonio] at 3 a.m. Those guys are all playing big minutes, and this would give them three days before our home game, and then we’ll have a whole week at home next week and a chance to get recharged. It’s my call, and it’s the right thing to do in terms of the way the season is playing out and the way the minutes have gone and KD’s injury. It’s the right thing to do, so we’re doing it.”

So when a boy asked Iguodala if he knew about Kerr’s decision to sit him he answered with this, “Nope, no clue.  I do what master say.”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Everybody that’s black knew what the dun was sayin’ because that’s how most black folks talk to black folks at home!  Well that’s the problem playboy! He wasn’t at home talkin’ to big momma and Uncle LeRoy. He was speakin’ to reporters in what is a public setting. What he said wasn’t a swipe at Steve Kerr or an inference that Kerr is racist or anything like that. It’s that old reference to us bein’ the worker bees and doin’ what the dun in charge tells us to do. It wouldn’t have mattered what color Kerr was. However, it’s not something that you say in mixed company because folks that aren’t black won’t understand the intent.

So when someone says it in mixed company they look ignorant sayin’ it. Let me put it where the goats can get it. It’s no different than sayin’ the N-word to your boy in front of your white friends. Some things aren’t meant for mixed company because they won’t understand what you really mean by it. And it’s not worth tryin’ to explain it. Those are things that are said in the company of other black folks and everybody understands what’s been said and it means absolutely nothin’. That’s why Iguodala violated the code by even pullin’ that ignorant stunt and sayin’ it. Some things are better left at the crib. And don’t look at me funny bruh, EVERYBODY black and white has ignorant conversations behind closed doors.

Don’t you for one minute try to act like, Jewish, Italian or Polish folks etc. don’t call each other names  or say things amongst each other that they wouldn’t approve of others from different cultures to repeat. It’s the same with black folks. That’s if we’re goin’ to have a real conversation.

Andre’ Iguodala is supposed to be a professional athlete and if that’s the case then why would he be stupid enough to say something like that in public? The dun’s been in the league long enough to know how it was goin’ to blow up into a another story that boyz will have to answer dumb questions about for the next 24 to 48 hours.

Every white reporter in that locker room is goin’ to ask every black player on that team whether or not they think Steve Kerr is racist or what do you think Iguodala meant by what he said? That foolishness will go on until they tip off tonight and into Sunday. There are no explanations as to why black folks have been sayin’ it since first slave ship docked in 1619 but it is what it is. It’s a part of our cultural history and you may not agree that people still say it but they still say jockingly. It is what it is. That’s like askin’ black folks why they call each other the N-word. It takes on a different connotation when someone that’s white says it. It doesn’t need to be explained it just is what it is.

Unfortunately, ole boy created a freakin’ distraction when there was no need or reason to create one. That’s why they ask players to be professionals son. You need to act like it on and off of the court. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Day-Day: noun – Draymond Green

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

3) 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 caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!