The Jay Graves Report

Why goin’ back to Cleveland was LeBron’s biggest mistake! “Sacrifice”

"Oh that's what you think bruh?"

Amelia Earhart once said, “The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” Plato broke it down like this, “A good decision is based on knowledge and not on numbers.” Then Tony Robbins, the motivational speaker let the top down on the whip and gave boyz the “what for” when he spit, “It is in your moments of decision that your destiny is shaped.” 


Well playas…LeBron’s destiny went dull when he decided that it was more important for duns to like him than to win championships. And it really went south when he decided that it was more important to get a max deal than to win more rings. I know boyz are lookin’ at me sideways because for years I’ve been ridin’ with this dun but if you’ve been readin’ my Hot Joints for any length of time you already know that Ima put it where the goats can get it all of the time. So even though I think that he’s the truth I gotta call him out. 


Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! LeBron James is THEE best all around basketball player I’ve ever seen and I’ve seen a lot of boyz lace them up.  I was a junior in high school in G.I. (10 minutes from the south side of Chicago) when Jordan was drafted by the Bulls in 1984. So I saw his ENTIRE career playboy. Jordan couldn’t do it all like LeBron but Jordan was a helluva lot smarter and he was able to win 6 championships because he knew what could and could not do. Sure, LeBron’s got the highest basketball IQ we’ve ever seen but he’s not smart enough to know that he can’t do it all even though he has the ability to do it all. Catch that one later bruh. 


After strugglin’ for 7 years to even get to a Finals Jordan understood that he needed help to win. So that dun never looked for max deals. He only made $3 million per year for most of those championships seasons so that the Bulls could bring in cats that could help him win. Think about this bruh, Jordan only made $91 million durin’ his entire playin’ career in NBA contracts. He made $33 million of that durin’ his Final season with the Bulls in 1997-98. 


Mike knew that if he won titles he would make the bread up that he was missin’ in endorsements. If he won championships his name and face would be plastered all over the world. So he sacrificed NBA bread for winnin’! And now he’s still winnin’!!! He made more money in the year 2014 from Jordan Brand royalties alone, $100 million, than he made durin’ his entire playin’ career! Why? Because he had the forethought to do whatever it took to win by sacrificin’ that bread then.  


LeBron on the other hand, got lost in the foolishness and dipped from Miami where he should have stayed and settled for less bread and not bein’ liked. The best move he ever made was goin’ to Miami in the first place. He went there and took those boyz to 4 straight Finals and won 2!! Yeah, I know that D. Wade was lookin’ suspect a couple of years ago and Bosh was well…Bosh. However, they already had the right chemistry in place and all they had to do was keep playin’ together and trustin’ Pat Riley to keep buildin’ the roster. 


LeBron let the wrong duns get in his ear and talk him into goin’ back to Cleveland which is one of the worst run organizations in pro sports! It’s Cleveland for cryin’ out loud. As long as Dan Gilbert is runnin’ the joint they’re in trouble bruh. With LeBron they’re one of the best teams in the league. Without him they’re one of the worst. You can’t win on teams like that. 


When Jordan left the Bulls to play baseball they won 2 less games without him than they did the year before with him and made it to the Eastern Conference semifinals. Jordan got them over the hump! If Cleveland is trash without LeBron they aren’t gonna win a title with him. Why? Because he’s gotta do way too much for them to even have a shot.  That means playin’ 45 plus minutes every night in the playoffs and doin’ EVERYTHING on the floor. Ain’t gonna happen. Oh, did I mention that he’s coachin’ and playin’ GM too? Now it does tell you just how great of a player LeBron is by bein’ able to take boyz to the Finals last year that otherwise wouldn’t have even made the playoffs without him. I’m just sayin’!!! 


Yeah, he went back to the crib for boyz to stop hatin’ on him and got mad props for doin’ so. However, he’s not gonna win jack squat in Cleveland because he’s gotta do EVERYTHING in order for them to win. And duns are gonna hate on him anyway. 


He got greedy and wanted a max deal instead of spreadin’ the bread around like Jordan did. Now…don’t get me wrong playa, if he’s in it strictly for the bread then I say get yo bread. But if he’s in it for the rings then he’s got to be willin’ to make the sacrifice on the bread now and get it later in endorsements. It’s either or bruh! You can’t have both. Ask ole Tim Duncan how it works. Take less bread so that they can pay for what you NEED so that you don’t have to do EVERYTHING. 


As long as LeBron has to play 45 minutes a night in the playoffs, run the point, shoot the rock, play on the wing and the 5, boyz like Golden State or San Antonio are gonna keep runnin’ him out of the gym. Now I still say that he’s the best I’ve ever seen lace them up but James Naismith invented this game to be played with 5 people not 1 pimpin’! So as long as it’s 5 on 1 LeBron doesn’t have a chance of winnin’ a title in Cleveland. Not with duns like Kyrie and Kevin Love because they’re both as soft as drug store cotton candy. Kyrie can’t stay healthy and won’t play a lick of defense and Love is just baby poop soft. Oh, and I forgot to mention how J.R. Smith will shoot you into a game and he’ll shoot you right out of one in the blink of an eye.

LeBron chose money and bein’ liked over winnin’ bruh! That’s a darn shame bruh! Especially, when he had the ability to win at a greater rate because of his ability to do it all without havin’ to do it all. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

1) Whip: noun – luxury vehicle

2) The “what for”: noun – information

3) Spit: verb – to say

4) G.I.: noun – Gary, Indiana

5)  pimpin’: noun – the person that I’m passionately tryin’ get my point across to.

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