Ralph Marston once said, “Don’t lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations.” Brian Tracy gave it to us like this, “Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event.” Then Sam Walton broke it down like a playa at a pimp convention when he spit, “High expectations are the key to everything.”
Well playas…if the No.11 Indiana Hoosiers expect for boyz in the world of college basketball to give them any level of respect they need to win big time ball games more often than not! On Friday night they kicked the college hoop season off like some O.G.’s at a backyard BBQ in the middle of the ghetto in July. They knocked off No.3 Kansas in overtime 103-99 to let a boy know that they’re in the buildin’ and not lookin’ to hide from anybody.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! If IU is goin’ to be a national power like the duns in Indiana think that they should be then they’ve got to show up and show out like they did on Friday night in Hawaii. Kansas is a powerhouse!! Indiana used to be! There’s a huge difference bruh! But by winnin’ games like these, it helps to get a boy back to a certain level of respect in these streets.
Think about it playa, Kansas has won the last 12 Big 12 titles and they haven’t been seeded lower than No.1 or No.2 in the NCAA Tournament in seven years! So to walk into the joint and hit them over the head was huge for the Hoosiers!! They’ve got to have something to tell a boy when they’re out here recruitin’ bruh! And that’s just to start the conversation tomorrow.
Keep it mind that Indiana is literally the king of high school basketball in this country! Don’t get it twisted! However, since IU hasn’t been ballin’ in years to the level of elite status they keep losin’ prime recruits right out of their own backyard. The past 20 plus years has been devastatin’ for them in terms of losin’ NBA caliber players from right here at the crib.
Oh, I’m talkin’ crazy? Sit down playboy and check out this list of duns that grew up in the state of Indiana that shot spit balls at IU, signed with other programs and went to the league: Rick Fox (UNC), Glenn Robinson (Purdue, POY), all three of the Plumlee brothers, Mason, Miles and Marshall (Duke), they missed on two of the Zeller brothers, Tyler and Luke (UNC and ND), Rodney Carney (Memphis), Josh McRoberts (Duke), Zach Randolph (Michigan State), Greg Oden (OSU), Mike Conley (OSU), George Hill (IUPUI), Shawn Kemp (UK, JUCO), Sean May (UNC), Jeff and Marquis Teague (Wake Forest and UK) Courtney Lee (Western Kentucky), Eric Montross (UNC), Luke Harongody (ND), Robbie Hummel, E’Twan Moore amd JaJuan Johnson (Purdue), Gordon Hayward (Butler), Gary Harris (Michigan State) Glenn Robinson III (Michigan), Mitch McGary (Michigan)!! And that’s just up to the 2014 NBA draft!!
So like I said playboy, winnin’ ball games like this one on NATIONAL TELEVISION to kick the season off can change a boy’z mind that is considerin’ goin’ somewhere else. I’m an IU alum and I’m tired of seein’ boyz bounce out of the state because the Hoosiers can’t win ball games that they should win. I’m tired boyz talkin’ about the 5 banners blowin’ in Bloomington and the last one put up was when I was in school in 1987! I’m tired of showin’ up on the Thursday and Friday of the NCAA Tournament kick off and we’re either at the crib or goin’ to the crib because we don’t have the horses to compete. It’s time for the good ole boyz to let Crean play the duns he wants to play and win like they are capable of winnin’! Gone are the days of Bobby Knight’s basketball! It’s 2016! So let’s ride!! Stop me when I start lyin’!
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.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!