About six years ago I started writin’ Hot Joints defendin’ LeBron because it seemed like everybody and their baby’s momma just kept attackin’ this kid because they didn’t like the fact that he thought for himself and made business decisions with his own brain. So ever since then I have been simply watchin’ the foolishness come out of these media-types mouths and correctin’ the half truths bein’ told!
What I have learned by bein’ in this business is that most cats will simply say what they are thinkin’ without doin’ an ounce of research and millions of people will take their word as bein’ gold!! And it drives me crazy bruh! I’m cool with you not likin’ a player for whatever reason but tell the truth with real facts when you talk about them I don’t care who it is. What I’ve also learned is that most of these cats don’t know the first thing about what they’re talkin’ about. They just hear somebody else say it and they run with it.
So on Friday night as LeBron and Co. is sprintin’ through the Toronto Raptors to go up 3-0 after sweepin’ the Pacers a couple of weeks ago. Skip Bayless jumps on Twitter and says this foolishness:
Michael Jordan had to face 39 Hall of Famers in Eastern Conference playoff series. LeBron has faced lots of cakewalks.
— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) May 6, 2017
Then everybody and their baby’s momma jumps all over the tweet and starts retweetin’ it without even thinkin’ about what the dun just said. So let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Now he’s right that Mike played against 39 Hall of Famers because they are all now in the Hall of Fame!! But Mike didn’t beat all 39 of those Hall of Famers to get to the Finals durin’ the six championships he won.
As a matter of fact, Mike got his butt whooped by MOST of the duns Skip is tryin’ to hype up until they got old or the teams they were on were broken up!! Dun’s like Bird, McHale, Parrish gave him the blues until Bird’s back went bad in 1991 that forced him to retire in 1992. When did Mike win his first championship? In 1991. Stop with this foolishness!
Those Hall of Famers that Skip is tryin’ to refer to got old and then Mike got to the Finals. Those Pistons teams abused Jordan in the 1980’s thus we had the “Jordan Rules” that kept him from gettin’ to the Finals. It wasn’t until they started to break up that team in 1989 when they traded Bad Boy Rick Mahorn and then they got old after the title in 1990 that Mike got through to the Finals and won in 1991!!
Stop actin’ like MJ Dominated ALL the Hall of Famers Skip is tryin’ to refer to. It’s asinine because most people don’t look things up for themselves or they have the same selective memory because they wanna make Jordan better than he actually was. The further Mike gets away from the game the greater his legend grows! He’s become the Loch Ness Monster at this point bruh.
LeBron is playin’ against those same Hall of Famers and winnin’! Stop actin’ like KG, Ray Allen, Paul Pierce, Jason Kidd, Vince Carter, Tracy McGrady, Dwayne Wade, Melo, AI etc. aren’t Hall of Famers!! And he beat all of those guys to get to the Finals!!! None of them ever abused him nor did he have to wait until they got old or had to retire!! And yes he teamed up with Wade but he beat that dun before and after he teamed up with him.
I haven’t even talked about the duns in the West that are Hall of Famers that he played against! Stop actin’ like he didn’t play against Kobe, Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobli, Tony Parker, Kawhi Leonard, Young Russ, KD, The Beard, Steph, Klay Thompson, Mike Conley etc. These are all Hall of Famers. Many of them are still playin’ that’s why they aren’t in the Hall of Fame! Stop with this foolishness!
Boyz kill me actin’ like these aren’t the best players in the world that LeBron is still playin’ against. He’s just better than ANYBODY we’ve EVER seen do this before and that includes Jordan!! He’s the best all-around player we’ve ever seen. Why? Because he can do EVERYTHING on the floor on both ends of the floor. He plays all five and can guard all five! Wheredeydodatat?
And on some real talk players are bigger, stronger and faster now than they’ve EVER been!! Stop it! In today’s game players don’t just do one thing on the floor. If you were a big 25 or 30 years ago all you did was play with your back to the basket, rebound and score in the paint. Now bigs are runnin’ the floor with the ball in their hands and playin’ on the perimeter. There was no such term as a stretch 3, 4 or 5 because boyz only played their position and nothin’ more.
Dennis Rodman became a Hall of Fame player for bein’ able to rebound and play defense ONLY!! The dun couldn’t even dribble the ball. Now cats like Kawhi can do it all!! If Charles Barkley were comin’ out of school right now he’d be and offensive tackle in this year’s NFL draft not a basketball player. He was 6’4″ not 6’6″ like they listed him and he was 295 lbs. comin’ out of school. There isn’t a position in basketball for him to play today bruh. Who’s he goin’ to guard? Can’t play power forward because he’s too short and they all play out on the perimeter because they can shoot. He’d be a liability on defense. He can’t play guard because he’s too fat. So where is he goin’ to play? Offensive tackle!!!
Stop tellin’ me that LeBron isn’t playin’ against the best competition we’ve ever seen. You got duns playin’ all over the floor all night and you wanna take shots at him because he’s better than everybody he’s playin’.
Boyz said last year that if he wins a title in Cleveland they would finally give him his props. Not only did he win the title in Cleveland but he beat the team that had the best regular season record of all time and came back from bein’ down 3-1. But they still keep tellin’ him that he’s not playin’ against real competition. Why? Because boyz wanna keep tryin’ to make Jordan the GOAT forever and the longer LeBron plays the numbers won’t suggest that. I’m just sayin’ 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) 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.
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!”