The Jay Graves Report

Myles Turner became a FULLY GROWN MAN on openin’ night! “No Candy”

Indiana Pacers' Myles Turner dunks during overtime of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2016, in Indianapolis. Indiana won 130-121 in overtime. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Bobby Brown once said, “Well, in order to become a grown man, in order to become significant in my family and significant in my children’s life, I had to learn my lessons.” Cesare Pavese, the Italian poet, gave it to us like this, “A man is never completely alone in this world. At the worst, he has the company of a boy, a youth, and by and by a grown man – the one he used to be.” Then Robert Louis Stevenson, the Scottish novelist, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Fiction is to the grown man what play is to the child; it is there that he changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life.”

Well playas…add playin’ center for the Indiana Pacers to that list while you’re at because it is there that Myles Turner changes the atmosphere and tenor of his life! Ole boy became a fully GROWN Man on Wednesday night as he led the Pacers to a 130-121 overtime win over the Dallas Mavericks. He left the floor once the dust settled with 30 points and tied his career high with 16 rebounds!!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The Pacers and it’s fan base have been starvin’ for a center that could produce like that for years and Myles Turner quenched their thirst on day 1 of the 2016-2017 season. Ain’t that a blip? Where was this young fella when they were in the Eastern Conference Finals battlin’ LeBron and the Heat in 2013 and 2014?

I know y’all remember when boyz were stuck with ole dull “Skittles and Lemonheads” when that dun would play an entire game at 7’2″ 290 lbs. and have zero points and zero rebounds!! Don’t act like you don’t remember that foolishness bruh!

Think about it! Myles Turner is freakin’ 20 years old and weighs a buck-O-5 soakin’ wet with a brick and a gun in his pocket and he’s ballin’ at the 5! Nate McMillan decided to move him over to the 5 this year instead of playin’ him at the 4. For all of you simple minded individuals that means that he’s playin’ center this year as opposed to power forward.

If the young boy comes out of the gate bangin’ like that it should make for a very interestin’ season for the Pacers in the East. Paul George did what he does and put up his usual 25 points for Big Momma’s sweet potato pie while all five starters put up double figures. Jeff Teague, the Indianapolis native, playin’ his first game at the crib as a Pacer didn’t disappoint with 20 points and 8 assists.  Monta Ellis dropped off 19 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists in the hat for the liquor run later tonight and Thaddeus Young added 11.

Larry Bird said that he wanted to score more points and be more aggressive with the rock. Well my brother, I’d say that he’s made the moves to make that happen. So now boyz have to get outta the way and let Nate coach these boyz. I’m lookin’ forward to a very excitin’ season. I’ve got my popcorn and some real Skittles and Lemonheads because I’m not responsible for scorin’ a single point. Thank God it’s hoop season bruh! 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) Skittles and Lemonheads: noun – Roy Hibbert

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