The Jay Graves Report

The Hood finally came callin’ on ole Lonzo Ball down in Memphis! “Lost Ones”

"Oh, It just got real out here playboy!"

In the hood there is an old colloquialism that says, “Don’t right a check that yo behind can’t cash because boyz will come lookin’ for you!” Well playas…they certainly came callin’ on Friday night in Memphis! LaVar Ball has been writin’ checks for the past two weeks with his son’s name on it knowin’ that there was always the possibility that they could be returned insufficient.

Not only did they come back insufficient they came back takin’ names, sneakers and jewelry. On Friday night the UCLA Bruins showed up in Memphis to play the Kentucky Wildcats and his son got drug through the hood for 40 minutes. De’Aaron Fox put that thang on him just to let he and his daddy know that Lonzo Ball ain’t all that. Fox dropped 39 on a boy and the boyz from Lexington held the Big Baller Brand to a 10 measly points on the biggest stage they’ve ever played on.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! LaVar Ball has been poppin’ off at the mouth tellin’ the world that all of his son’s were the next comin’. Not just the dun in college but the two in high school as well. I don’t have to rehash the foolishness that’s come out of his mouth because it’s well documented. Now unless he’s really crazy, which I don’t think that he is, he had to know that hood rules were goin’ to show up at some point right?

You can say whatever you want about the hood but it ALWAYS police’s itself playboy. If a boy get’s out of pocket you don’t have to call the authorities because the hood will check that fool well before the authorities get in the ride to answer the call. It’s called Hood Justice! I’ve been tellin’ cats for two weeks that at some point with his daddy talkin’ crazy and reckless somebody’s goin’ to knock on Lonzo’s door. And when he opened it De’Aaron Fox was standin’ there foamin’ at the mouth waitin’ on that dun.

He took him to the cage and did what real cats do. Ole boy made him give up his lunch money, brand new Jordan’s and his jewelry that Big Momma bought him for Christmas. Now instead of pushin’ the Big Baller Brand they’ve changed the name overnight to the Small Change Chasers!

I’ve been sayin’ all season that there was nothin’ special about the kid. Yes, he’s good! And yes he’s an NBA player but he’s not special!!! He’s not KD, Young Russ, Melo, Karl Anthony Towns, Anthony Davis, A.I., Patrick Ewing, Jordan, Glenn Robinson special in college. You knew that those cats had something that nobody else had in college. Lonzo Ball, is in my opinion, just another good college player. Will he translate to the next level? I don’t know but I know that he’s not goin’ to be a stud like the duns I just mentioned because he’s not special now.

So for his old man to be actin’ a fool about how good he’s goin’ to be at the next level is foolish. The old man wanted to be famous and he’s done everything to get there these past few weeks. Mission accomplished. Jay-Z said it best in that “Lost Ones” joint, “Except that fame is the worst drug known to man, it’s stronger than heroin, when you can look in the mirror, like, There I am.”

That’s LaVar Ball bruh! He got drunk off of the fame and threw his kid under the bus without realizin’ it because Fox ain’t the only cat comin’ for Lonzo Ball playa. There is an entire league of GROWN MEN waitin’ for him next year. If he couldn’t muster but 10 points against a college team on the biggest stage he’s played on he’ll be in trouble in the 82 marathon comin’ up. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Dun: noun – the person in question, dude, guy, etc. It’s whoever I’m talkin’ about and its non-gender specific.

2) Cage: noun – the basketball court in the projects that are always fenced in. So we call it the cage. It’s where the best hoop game go down in the hood. If you can play in the cage you can play. Only the strong can survive in the cage playa.

The caption under the photo isn’t real but its real talk! 

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