Pranab Mukherjee, the President of India, once said, “I am comfortable at the height where destiny has put me.” James McAvoy, the Scottish actor, broke it down like this, “I take a lot of pride in being myself. I’m comfortable with who I am.” Then Trick Daddy, the rapper, poured out a lil’ liquor for all the dead homies when he spit, “A thug is someone who stands on his own. He lives by the decisions he makes and accepts the consequences. A thug is comfortable in his own skin. I wear mine like a glove.”
Well playas…accordin’ to Trick’s definition Paul George was the biggest thug on the floor Monday night. Ole boy couldn’t be more comfortable in his own skin and with his game at this point scorin’ 22 points to lead the Pacers past the Charlotte Hornets 110-94.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The more the season progresses the more Paul George progresses as a bonafide leader and superstar. This dun steps on the floor every night with the grace of a supermodel and the confidence of a an ole pimp pushin’ a 1975 Sedan de Ville with fuzzy dice hangin’ from the rearview mirror bumpin’ some Isaac Hayes on the 8 track in a psychedelic suit. Did I forget to mention the diamond in the back with the sunroof cracked?
After David West took off to chase championships for minimum wage. The Pacers were without a legitimate leader last season. Everybody piled up in Big Momma’s ride every night but there wasn’t anybody drivin’. Now that ole boy has come back with an Olympic Gold Medal his confidence is on point. I would have said “On Fleek” like these young cats are sayin’ now but it sounds corny and stupid. Who was the dun that came up with that one? Slang is supposed to be cool not corny bruh. That’s Rule No.1, in the Ghetto Handbook of Bein’ Cool! “Whatever you do or say, don’t be corny!”
Back to my boy PG13! Not only is he drivin’ the whip but he’s commandin’ respect on the floor which gives the other cats in the car an opportunity to get loose too. On Monday night the ball moved like a shark in the water with a total of 24 assists. That means that Paul simply allowed the game to come to him. Most times when a boy is ballin’ he’s gunnin’ and he becomes a black hole. Not with PG bruh. He’s simply playin’ the game.
As a team, the Pacers made 17 three point shots shootin’ it at 47 percent and they shot an impressive 48 percent from the field. When I tell you that the dun is playin’ within the context of the game I mean it. Why? Because he allows everybody else to get involved.
Not only is Myles Turner killin’ boyz in the local Credit Union commercial by not soundin’ like he’s readin’ from a teleprompter like a cat who shall remain nameless that’s playin’ up in Utah now. But he’s ballin’ out and expandin’ his game. He’s readin’ his lines like Denzel in Glory!! Powerful!! On Monday night he finished with 22 points, 7 rebounds and 4 blocks! However, the dun had the unmitigated gal to go 4 of 7 from behind the arc!!
Jeff Teague showed up with his emotions on his sleeve and dropped 16 off for Big Momma’s cookout goin’ 3 for 3 from three. Rodney Stuckey jumped in the ride at the light and turned the station to whatever he wanted to listen to when he put 14 on the dashboard goin’ 3 of 4 from three point range. He had to jump out of the ride because of a left knee contusion down the street though. Then C.J. Miles gave a boy 11 without even openin’ his mouth.
Paul George sets the tone while everybody else seems to find the rhythm. As long as they can dance like this they’ll be alright. Bein’ comfortable with who you are is everything playa. Stop 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.