The Jay Graves Report

Why Melo’s a 1st ballot Hall of Famer with or without the haters! “Coaches and Playas”

Arthur Conan Doyle, the British writer and physician, once said, “Once you eliminate the impossible, whatever remains, no matter how improbable, must be the truth.” Marcus Aurelius, the ancient Roman Emperor, gave it to us like this, “Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.” Then Buddha broke it down like a playa at a pimp convention when he spit, “Three things cannot be long hidden: the sun, the moon, and the truth.” 

Well playas…the truth is, Carmelo Anthony is the freakin’ man when it comes to the history of USA Basketball! Believe or not this dun has become the All-Time leadin’ scorer and rebounder. And did I mention that he’s the only cat to have won 3 Olympic Gold Medals shootin’ hoop for the US? Well I just did playboy. However, all of these fake media-types have been on the radio and TV clownin’ him for gettin’ emotional when he told boyz that he was done with the Olympics! They had the nerve to be dismissive of this accomplishment because he hasn’t won an NBA championship. 

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! STOP HATIN’ BRUH!! Everybody isn’t goin’ to win a championship!!! You’ve got to be on the right TEAM to win an NBA title! That means you’ve got to have role players a decent coach and a whole lot of luck. Boyz wanna act like every great player is supposed to win a title. Unless a boy is on the right team he’s not winnin’, in my Bernie Mac voice, “Notin’! Notin’!” I don’t care how good he is. 

The great Michael Jeffery Jordan didn’t win anything until the Bulls got him some help and a coach bruh! He was a MONSTER early in his career but he couldn’t win because he had no help!! Duns like Charles Barkley, Elgin Baylor, Karl Malone, Pat Ewing and John Stockton were ALL beasts but they didn’t play on the right TEAMS or the right organizations! I wrote a crazy Hot Joint entitled “The Firm” that simply broke down why players don’t win championships, organizations do.  

Carmelo plays for the darn Knicks bruh! He’s not winnin’ a title but he’s still a Hall of Famer! Why? Because he’s one of the greatest basketball players to EVER play the game. Yeah, I know that he doesn’t play an ounce of defense but he’s a beast shootin’ the rock. Think about all of the duns that have played this game. Melo has contributed to the legacy of this game like crazy. He’s won 3 Gold Medals and he’s the All-Time leader in both scorin’ and reboundin’! That’s contributes to the legacy of American basketball whether you think it’s a big deal or not. He’s also a 9 time All-Star! He’s won a scorin’ title and an NCAA championship as a freshman! 

 Boyz are screamin’ at me about Melo not even gettin’ in and dun’s like Cris Mullin, Mitch Richmond, Ralph Sampson, Bill Bradley and Adrian Dantley are already in. Are you kidding me? You sound crazy!!
What boyz fail to realize is that there is a difference between the football and basketball hall of fames. Football is called the Pro Football Hall of Fame. That means they look only at what a player did in the NFL! Basketball Hall of Fame is just basketball! It includes ALL basketball! College, Pro and Olympics! That’s why Ralph Sampson is in the joint bruh!

Carmelo is playin’ basketball!!! And again, EVERYBODY isn’t winnin’ an NBA championship. This is as good as it’s gonna get for Melo. So why wouldn’t he relish in it? Some cats have gotten lucky with who they’ve been able to play for and with. 

 Do you really think Kobe would have won 5 NBA titles playin’ in Denver without Phil or Shaq or Lamar Odom or Pau Gasol? Do you really think Larry Bird, as good as he was, would have won 3 titles playin’ in Milwaukee without Robert Parrish or Kevin McHale? Would Magic have been able to win 5 rings playin’ in Sacramento without Kareem and James Worthy or bein’ coached by Pat Riley? C’mon bruh! Some cats hit the lottery with coaches and role players.

Do you really think that Mike would have won 6 titles without Scottie or Phil or Rodman and playin’ in Washington? We already saw what he was able to do without them. What if MJ had been stuck with Doug Collins as his coach for his entire career? Jordan never made it out of the first round of the playoffs until Pippen came to town and ne ver made it to the Finals until Phil got in the car. 

 So I say, back up off of Melo and let him have his day. He’s goin’ down in history and into the Hall of Fame as the most successful American basketball Olympian of all-time. You can hate on it but it’s the truth and that puts him into the Hall of Fame as soon as he’s eligible playboy. Stop me when I start lyin’!

Playas Thesaurus: 

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.