Joe Namath once said, “All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Norman Vincent Peale, the author of ‘The Power of Positive Thinking’ gave it to us like this, “Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Then the big homie, Marcus Garvey, broke it down so that it would forever be broken when he spit, “If you have no confidence in self, you are twice defeated in the race of life.”
Well playas…LeBron James is confident in his abilities as a basketball player and obviously doesn’t have a problem tellin’ a boy that. After Game 5 of the NBA Finals some media-type cat asked ole boy was there less pressure on him in this year’s NBA Finals because the level of expectation was lower for him to win because of all of the injuries around him. LeBron responded by tellin’ this dun, “I feel confident because I’m the best player in the world. It’s that simple.”
That was on Sunday night and I spent the entire day on Monday listenin’ to playa hatin’ media-types tellin’ boyz that LeBron was arrogant and cocky because he had the nerve to say it. I’m in this media situation and boyz complain when a cat just gives them a standard answer or what we call a ‘canned’ answer. So now when a dun gives them an honest answer they’re freakin’ mad at him for it. It’s like bein’ around some school girls bein’ catty.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Bein’ arrogant or cocky is when a boy tells you something that isn’t true! If he wasn’t the best player in the world then you could have beef with him. But if you know that he’s the best player in the world and I know that he’s the best player in the world and Stevie Wonder, Helen Keller, Blind Mellow Jelly and those three mice that live down the street knows that he’s the best player in the world. Then why wouldn’t he know that he’s the best player in the world.
It’s the purple elephant standin’ in the room scratchin’ his butt but boyz wanna act like he’s not standin’ there with his pants down. That’s like Beyoncé’ or Halle Berry tellin’ a boy that they know that they’re fine. If they said, “You don’t have to tell me that I’m fine bruh! I already know that!” Who’s got the nerve to have an attitude because they know that they’re fine?
Hell, chicks walkin’ around in the real world that are fine know they’re fine bruh! If everybody they run into on a daily basis tells them how fine they are then after a while you don’t have to tell them that. And if you’ve been kissin’ their butts for 12 years tellin’ them how fine they are then how are you gonna get an attitude when they tell you that they’re fine?
So if you’ve been tellin’ this dun since he was 16 that he was “The Chosen One” and you put him on the cover of Sports Illustrated to tell the world that. Then you named him “King James” before he ever won anything. Don’t get it twisted playa, it was the media that named him “The Chosen One” and “King James!” Then he had the unmitigated gall to show up and prove it. Now you’ve got an attitude because he believes it? Wheredeydodatat?
How on earth do you expect a boy to be humble when you’re walkin’ around callin’ him “The King!” See what ole boy did when he said it was make other cats feel insecure about who they were and they didn’t like it. Boyz started lookin’ in the mirror at their individual skill sets in their particular professions and hated what they saw.
Real cats with crazy confidence like me didn’t have a problem with him sayin’ it because I would walk into a room, say the same thing and wouldn’t think twice about apologizin’ for it. When I put #thebestdresedmaninmedia at the end of my joints I mean it! I haven’t ran across a boy yet that has proven me wrong and I don’t care that you may not like that I said it.
Let me put it where the goats can get it playboy. If you know that you’re the best every now and then it’s gonna jump out of your mouth. Why? Because Mathew 12:34 says, “Out of the fullness of the heart the mouth speaks.” Do I need to say more bruh?
If Bill Gates said he was the richest man in America would you get mad at him? He ain’t lyin’!! He just said what you’ve been sayin’ but guess what pimpin’? LeBron has been thinkin’ it since he was 10 years old. Because people that are great believed it before you ever thought about it. He just finally admitted that he feels the same way.
What boyz don’t like is that he’s grown up in this Finals and he’s no longer the passive cat that everybody hated anyway. He understands now that it’s all on him and that has forced him out of the passive mindset. You’re gonna hate him anyway so he’s gonna tell you how he really feels regardless of how you feel about it playa. When he starts lyin’ then you can check him.
If he’s not the best player in the world then who is bruh? So if he is, then why do you have an attitude? You can’t be cocky when you’re tellin’ a boy the truth! And let’s keep this real playboy, in order to be great you’ve got to be somewhat delusional. You’ve got to believe in yourself before anybody else will. So if a boy tells you that he’s the best and goes out every day and proves it. Then you can’t have beef with him. Stop bein’ petty and do you freakin’ job.
Cats have been tellin’ boyz how great they were for years and you had no problem with it. Muhammad Ali was tellin’ boyz that he was the greatest 50 years ago and you hated him for it. Now you’re callin’ him the greatest. Duns like Deion Sanders, Revis Island and Richard Sherman will tell a boy in a minute that they are the best in the world at their positions. You can’t be the best football player in the world because the positions are too specialized for a boy to play every position. So it’s restricted by position playa.
LeBron is doin’ what no other basketball player in the history of the game is doin’ right now. He’s playin’ in the Finals with Miss McGillicuddy’s class! If he’s not the best player in the world then who is? He’s an All-Time Great! No player in history has ever put up the numbers in the Finals that he’s puttin’ up. No player in history has played all five positions and guarded all every night. Boyz wanna holla Magic but Magic didn’t do it every night playa. He did it one time playa in Game 6 of the NBA Finals in 1980! This cat has no choice but to do it EVERY night and sometimes he’s playin’ multiple positions on a single possession. Yes pimpin’, he’s the best player in the world. So stop hatin’ and do your freakin’ job!
So if that dun tells you that he’s the best player in the world just agree with him and keep it movin’! Don’t waste our time playa hatin’ him and you know that he’s tellin’ you the truth . Stop me when I start lyin’!
2) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, girl, etc. Whoever I’m talkin’ about bruh.
3) Wheredeydodatat: Hood for, “Who does that?”