The Jay Graves Report

How is KD any different than LeBron, Barkley, The Glove, Malone or Clyde? “Mountains”

Eleanor Roosevelt once said, “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.” Harvey Mackey, the author and syndicated columnist, gave it to us like this, “When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It’s all a matter of perspective.” Then Herbert Simon, the Nobel Prize winnin’ political scientist, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “The choices we make lead up to actual experiences. It is one thing to decide to climb a mountain. It is quite another to be on top of it.” 

Well playas…it’s one thing to decide to choose a team but it’s quite another to actually sign with them and win a championship. So everybody and their baby’s momma’s momma, Ms. Jackson, is sittin’ around the bar or the card table today waitin’ to see what the big homie, Kevin Durant, is gonna do! Where is this dun goin’ to decide to play next season! He told boyz over the weekend that he’d let them know on Monday. Well playa that’s today! It’s called free agency pimpin’! We’ve seen every species of basketball human being get paid over the past 3 days in what Oscar Robinson and his boyz fault hard for cats to get more than 45 years ago. When a player’s contract is up with a team he has the freedom to go wherever he wants to go to play. Well…that’s if the team he wants to play for wants to sign him. 

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Duns seemed to have forgotten that when this cat named LeBron James exercised his right to do it 6 summers ago everybody tripped and acted like he committed a crime. How is it that what KD is doin’ right now any different than what LeBron did 6 years ago. It’s called free agency bruh! Wherever Durant decides to play today is his choice! Love it or hate it! He’s got OKC, Miami, Golden State, San Antonio, Boston and the Clippers sittin’ by the phone like “Marcus D-A-R-L-I-N-G” in my Miss Eloise voice in Boomerang.  

When the dun makes that call to tell them where he’s gonna play it will be his right to do that! If he decides to go up to Golden State and hook up with a MONSTER team I don’t wanna hear any foolishness that the deck it stacked. If the dun decides to stay in OKC cool but I’d LOVE to see him play with all of those shooters up in Oakland! It would be NUTS!!!! 

They call it free agency for a reason playa and when LeBron did it boyz acted like they forgot that they’ve seen cats orchestratin’ opportunities to win championships before. If KD goes to Golden State he’d be smart and if he doesn’t, oh well. When LeBron went to Miami he was smarter than the organization and decided that he was in control of his future and not the franchise. I had a dun tell me that he had to sit in a back room with his boyz and put a team together. What?!!! That’s how ALL teams are put together you idiot!! It’s just done by the front office and not the players. It showed me that LeBron, at 25 years old, was smarter than the freakin’ front offices of 90 percent of the league. 

Boyz didn’t trip when Karl Malone and Gary Payton ran out to LA to jump on the bandwagon to win a title that didn’t happen. You didn’t trip when Steve Nash ran out there either! I didn’t hear boyz hatin’ on Barkley for runnin’ not only to Phoenix but to Houston only to come up short. But that dun had the nerve to jump on the Dan Patrick show a few years ago hollerin’ about how much he doesn’t respect LeBron because he left to play with his boyz. What? 

But everybody listenin’ to that foolishness agreed and gave Chuck a pass. Wheredeydodatat? Barkley did it twice and couldn’t win a title!! And please don’t forget about Clyde Drexler runnin’ down to Houston and hookin’ up with Akeem to get him one too. I ain’t mad bruh but I’m just remindin’ you boyz that cats have been doin’ it for years but you’re workin’ off of revisionist history. You hated LeBron but give everybody else a pass. 

If you’re gonna hate a boy come up with a real reason to dislike him. Tell me that the dun broke into your garage when you were 10 and stole your reflectors off of your Huffy bike. Tell me that he knocked down your girl when you were 16 and you just can’t get over it. Tell me that he backed into your ole man’s Eldorado in the Wal-mart parkin’ lot and didn’t stop. But DO NOT tell me that you hate him because he was smarter than any other basketball player that you’ve ever seen about his OWN future. Do Not tell me that because he understood at 25 years old that Cleveland was a dumpster fire at the time that was bein’ run by a complete idiot that you don’t like him. Tell me anything but that! 

So wherever KD decides to park his ride today is his business! He can play wherever he wants to play and you gotta be cool with it. If he stays in OKC cool! If he goes to Golden State GREAT!!! In my humbled opinion he’d be crazy NOT to go to Oakland and play with a team full of shooters that are already capable of winnin’ a title today! It’s a freakin’ no brainer bruh! OAKLAND! Why? Because it’s legal! But it’s his decision to make. I’m sittin’ in the cut like everybody else. Stop me when I start lyin’! 

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Spit: verb – to say

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.

4) Ms. Jackson: noun – popular rap song by the group OutKast

5) Miss Eloise: noun – character in the movie Boomerang staring Eddie Murphy