Scott Adams, the well-known cartoonist, once said, “There’s nothing more dangerous than a resourceful idiot.” Anton Chekhov, the Russian physician and playwright, gave it to us like this, “Any idiot can face a crisis – it’s day to day living that wears you out.” Then Karl Pilkington, the English travel show presenter, broke it down so that it would be forever broken when he spit, “But I’m not an idiot. At the end of the day, I’ve learned a lot.”
Well playas…because I didn’t do my homework on Thursday I made a complete fool of myself when I blasted Brad Stevens for not coachin’ against the Chicago Bulls. When boyz said that he wasn’t goin’ to coach the Celtics because he was goin’ to see a former player that was battlin’ cancer. I questioned why they were tellin’ people why he was actually not there instead of just sayin’ that he wasn’t there for personal reasons. Or why didn’t he visit with him all day and still make the trip up to coach the team. I accused him of seekin’ attention without understandin’ just how grave the situation was and for that I feel terrible.
It wasn’t until Kent Sterling of The Kent Sterling Show on CBS Sports Radio 1430AM called me and told me that when Brad got the call that he was told that he needed to come now because Andrew Smith wasn’t doin’ well enough for him not to come.
Well let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! I stuck my foot in my mouth by not understandin’ the situation and just goin’ after Stevens. Sometimes in life you learn lessons and then there are times when you learn some hard lessons. This has been one of them.
I’ve always told my kids that when you mess up in life you’ve got to own it! So I did just that by askin’ Kent if I could come on his show right away to tell folks what I was thinkin’ when I wrote the joint and also to apologize to Brad Stevens, Andrew’s family and the entire Butler community. Again, I’m sorry for jumpin’ off of the deep end before I knew what was goin’ on. I’ve truly learned a lot!
I’m writin’ this joint because I understand the big picture and when you’re wrong you’ve got to own it! So I’m ownin’ it playa!
1) Spit: verb – to say
The caption under the photo is REAL talk!