When the Pacers finally traded Paul George to OKC for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis everybody and their baby’s momma thought that they sky was fallin’ in Indianapolis, includin’ me. Paul George for these two cats? C’mon bruh! That was my first thought. Well playas…they finally took the floor in a real game and shut my mouth like the old timers used to say. Vic and Domantas combined for 38 points as the Pacers beat the Brooklyn Nets 140-131. Will somebody check to see if Paul George knocks down 38 in his debut? If not, I might be good with these two cats. Well..at least for game one anyway. The jury is still out.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! With eight new players on the roster, boyz, includin’ me, thought that it was goin’ to be chaos for at least the first 10 to 15 games. Well, whatever Nate McMillan did in trainin’ camp worked like a brand new rabbit’s foot because they didn’t miss a beat.
They voted Myles Turner and Thaddeus Young captains of the team and everybody else just went to work.
They had 9 players score on Wednesday night and 8 of them finished in double figures. That’s NUTS!!! Oladipo jumped out of the driver’s seat with his 22, Myles Turner squared off with 21 points and 14 rebounds. Darren Collison wasn’t about to be shown up so he dropped 21 points and threw 11 dimes. Thaddeus Young put 17 in the hat and grabbed 11 rebounds on GP. Both Lance and Sabonis scored 16 points each and Corey Joseph brought over 11 points just to make Big Momma smile.
It was crazy that they played so well in their first game as a team. Now granted, I completely understand that they were playin’ the dull Nets but 140 points in Game 1 is 140 points in Game 1. They moved the ball extremely well with 29 assists and shootin’ 52 percent from the field.
I’ll admit that I had these duns winnin’ 25 games or so before the season started. However, I’ve got to admit that I was wrong. The fact that they don’t have a bonafide superstar on the team makes them more suitable to be a better team from a chemistry standpoint. They’ve got a bunch of guys like the homie, Lance Stephenson told me after the game, that want to win and are willin’ to be unselfish enough to make that happen.
So instead of me sayin’ 25 wins I’ve got to raise them up to at least 36 or 37 and that’s just off of what I saw on Wednesday night. If they continue to share the basketball like that all season long they could actually be a good team to watch. No superstars, no egos, no problems.
Vic told me that he didn’t have a chip on his shoulder at media day, it was a boulder because everybody’s doubtin’ their ability to play this game. Well, on Wednesday night he showed everybody that boulder.
Up next Portland on Friday at the crib! Stop me when I start lyin’!
1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.
2) On GP: short for general purposes, just because bruh.
The G is excluded from the endings of all words because the G is near and dear to my heart because I’m from “The G” which is Gary, Indiana. So I only use the G when I’m talkin’ about “The G!”
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk!