James Allen, the British writer, once said, “You will become as small as your controlling desire; as great as you dominant aspiration.” Soren Kierkegaard, the Danish philosopher, gave it to us like this, “Our life always expresses the result of our dominant thoughts.” Then Earl Nightingale, the famous radio personality, shut the buildin’ down when he spit, “The mind moves in the direction of our currently dominant thoughts.”
Well playas…not only does the mind move in that direction but the body does to! The Pacers believed that they could run with the LA Clippers on Sunday night and they not only ran past them but they dominated them in the process. In my favorite words, they beat the brakes off of ‘um 91-70!
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The boyz from LA rolled into town ridin’ deep in a ’64 Impala hittin’ switches bumpin’ some old school Death Row feelin’ good about themselves. Why not? They were 14-3 when they showed up. However, as they made the left turn onto Pennsylvania Street the Pacers were waitin’ in the 100 south block in Uncle Willie’s Big Body Chevy. Before the Clippers could react boyz started comin’ out of the whip unloadin’ and playin’ some monster defense.
In the first quarter alone the Pacers forced the Clip Joint into 10 turnovers and that pretty much set the tone for the night. A Clippers team that averages 110 points per game was held to a mere 70 points. That Pacers D held these boyz to just 31 percent from the field and a pitiful 16 percent from behind the arc for the evenin’.
While the defense was goin’ work, boyz came out of the ride like some straight up G’s! Glenn Robinson III came out of the driver’s seat and hit them with 17 points and 6 rebounds. Myles Turner jumped out of the passenger seat with 17 as well but he brought 12 rebounds fromBig Momma’s house. Al Jefferson came out of the bushes on a boy with 16 points and 8 rebounds. Rodney Stuckey came from across the street holdin 12 just to keep a boy honest. Jeff Teague snuck out of the back seat with a clean 7 but he threw 10 dimes to make a boy put some “respeck” on his name.
Boyz thought that I was crazy when I kept sayin’ that Glenn Robinson III was goin’ to be special this year. He had a crazy trainin’ camp and the coachin’ staff loves his work ethic. He was a solid contributor off of the bench when Paul George and CJ Miles were healthy. Now that they’re banged up he’s puttin’ in crazy minutes and scorin’ mad points.
Maybe the PG13 and CJ Miles injuries were blessings in disguise. We know what the other two can do when healthy. But just think of the depth that they will have now with Glenn havin’ the confidence to put in work when needed! We’re also startin’ to see Big Al get his feet under him and contributin’ like crazy off of the bench. That second unit is strong.
To be able to hold a squad that averages 110 points per game to 70 without your best player on the floor is huge. Even with your best player that’s, in my Little Rascals voice, “remarkable.” That’s 40 points under the average bruh!
Now they head out for a 5 game road trip. Can they sustain the energy that they’re playin’ with right now on the road? We’ll see and 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.
3) Big Body Chevy: noun – 1985-’89 Chevy Caprice. The gangstas in the midwest push those more than anything.
4) Whip: noun – vehicle
5) Dime: verb – to throw an assist
6) Repeck: noun – taken from Birdman’s interview on the Breakfast Club when he went off of the duns on the show for clownin’ him.
The caption under the photo isn’t real but its REAL talk!