The Jay Graves Report

KG brought something to the game that very few possess! “Passion”

"One thang about it playa! I was givin' boyz everything I had every night!"

Miranda Kerr once said, “My ambition comes from my passion: finding what I love and then expanding on that.” Donavon Bailey gave it to us like this, “Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” Maya Angelou put it where the goats could get it when she spit, “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”

Well playas…Kevin Garnett played the game with passion, humor and style bruh but more passion than anything!! I know boyz will act like they don’t believe it but KG was my favorite player of All-Time! Not because of his game or because of the team that he played for. It was simply because of his passion for the game and his passion for his team. Ole boy for years has been the only player in the league that plays with a child’s enthusiasm EVERY night. I don’t care if it’s the first game of the season, a Wednesday night in January or the freakin’ NBA Finals, he’s going to leave it all on the court.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! There were so many guys in the league for years that dogged it until the playoffs started like Shaq, Barkley, Malone, Iverson etc., just to name a few. How many times do you hear of guys not even playin’ on any given night? Remember when Shaq was in the league and he would wait until the day before the season would start to have surgery and miss like the first 30 games? He’d chill all summer then decide that he needed to get cut so he didn’t have to play the entire 82 game schedule. Before I started coverin’ the NBA I got  burned so many times tryin’ to see cats play that just decided they’re weren’t playin’ tonight and won’t even make the trip. I can remember Iverson gettin’ me on several occasions because my wife was a huge A.I. fan and she never got to see it play because he was chillin’.

For more than 20 years KG was my favorite player not because he’s one of the best power forwards to ever play the game. Not because he was a 15-time All-Star. Not because he was the NBA’s MVP in 2004. Not because he made the NBA All-Defensive team 9 times, won the league MVP in ‘04 or won an NBA Championship in ’08. Naw playa, KG has been my favorite player because of one reason! His passion.

Very few people get up and go to work with that type of passion. It’s the kind of drive that separates the good from the great. It determines whether a boy was simply in the ride or drove it. Most people don’t understand that DNA will only get you so far.

Let me put it where the goats can it playa. DNA will get you into the party but you still gotta put it work if you’re gonna get anywhere with that Bad-Bad standin’ at the bar. Now every cat in the joint is eyein’ her too. Why? Because she’s bad! Now what? It works the same way in life and in the NBA.

KG showed boyz how to effectively go to work every day. Oh yeah, did I mention that he was the highest paid NBA player of All-Time? He’s made more bread than any player in the history of the game in NBA salary. He’s made a staggerin’ $328,562,398! That’s not endorsements bruh! That’s salary alone!

Maybe duns young boyz can learn a thing or two from an O.G. like KG. Handle your business first and the bread will come. Salute to the big homie Kevin Garnett for holdin’ it down like a real playa should durin’ his career!! Like him or not he was bringin’ his lunch to work EVERY night and I’ve got tall respect for him for that! Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus:

1) Real G: adjective – like a gangsta, to be really confident in what you’re doin’ or sayin’
2) G Move: verb – to make a statement in the streets, to solidify a reputation with all of the homies, to take his street credibility to another level
3) Pimpin’: noun – the person that I’m passionately tryin’ to get me point across to.
4) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc.
5) Let me put it where the goats can it: To break it down to its simplest form, to put it on the ground for you so that you can eat it. Goats eat off of the ground bruh.
6) Bad-Bad: noun – a fine woman, cosmetic 10, show stoppa, head turner, look at her type, etc.
7) O.G.: noun – short for original gangsta which means old head, old playa, cats with time on their side that knows the game of life.

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