The Jay Graves Report

Why old heads like Barkley are really jealous of today’s players but won’t admit it! “TODAY”

"Man these young boyz get everything bruh!" Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images for PGD Global)

It blows my mind that boyz keep stickin’ a microphone into Charles Barkley’s face. Every time you turn around somebody’s askin’ this dun his opinion like he’s got something reasonable to say about anything. On Wednesday, for some strange reason, the dun was speakin’ at Southern Methodist University and was asked what he thought of the NBA movin’ the season up a couple of weeks to eliminate any teams from playin’ four games in five nights.

Ole boy said that he “wanted to commend” the NBA for cuttin’ the amount of back-to-back games boyz have to play. This year teams will play an average of 14.4 back-to-back joints as opposed to 16.3.

So Barkley jumps out of the birthday cake butt naked foamin’ at the mouth and says, “You know, these poor babies can’t play back-to-back games. They’re making 20, 30, 40 million dollars a year. But we want to make it convenient for them. … We can’t stress ’em out. So we’re just going to make it more comfortable for them. The private jets and four-star hotels is not enough.”

He goes on to say, “I’ve sat with older guys who took trains and played three days in a row. I think it’s a joke and travesty that these guys won’t play back-to-back games with all the private jets and stuff that they get. The NBA caved in, instead of making them play back-to-back games. … I think it’s a joke.”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! These old school cats kill me bein’ jealous of the fact that these young boyz are gettin’ ridiculous amounts of bread in today’s game. That’s really what it comes down to bruh. Duns are really makin’ $20, $30 and $40 million dollars per year and it drives these old heads crazy.

Stop with the foolishness like you really care when they start the season. It’s the bread that’s got boyz upset. Because to really make it about the bread would be to flat out expose a boy for hatin’ and nobody wants to ever admit to bein’ a hater. It’s the same way with folks that are racist. Nobody ever admits to bein’ racist like they all live on another planet. I guess all of the haters and racists live together.

Even when tryin’ to make it about the back-to-back’s they sound silly. When you know better you do better. If the NBA can play the same amount of games over the course of the season by startin’ it two weeks earlier why not? If they can eliminate or lessen the amount of duns restin’ on the back end of a back-to-back why not?

I think that it’s a great idea because when you know better you do better. I also think that they should implement a rule that says that a player CANNOT sit out unless the team doctor rules him out due to injury that has to be documented.

Barkley sounds as crazy as the old timer that told you that when he was a kid he had to walk 10 miles to school in a blizzard with no shoes on. Who cares that you played back-to-back’s after flyin’ on a commercial flight? If science and technology says that it’s better for the players not to play as many back-to-backs then that’s good for the game. If research says that the second game of the back-to-back isn’t as competitive as the first game that a team plays because boyz tend to sit out or not play as hard. It’s not good for business. Then it only makes sense to lessen the amount of those games that teams have to play.

At the end of the day they’re sellin’ a product that they want the fans to buy TODAY. Nobody cares about what you had to do 30 years ago because they aren’t sellin’ that to the current fan base or sponsors.

If duns aren’t buyin’ tickets to ball games on the second night of a back-to-back because boyz have the propensity to sit then that’s not good for business bruh. The NBA’s decision to change the business model has less to do with pacifyin’ the players and it has EVERYTHING to do with pacifyin’ the fan base and sponsors that are actually payin’ for this foolishness.

The next time someone puts a mic in your face, Charles Barkley or any old head, think about the game like a businessman and not as an old grouchy former player that’s upset that he’s not playin’ in this day and age where they’re payin’ boyz through the nose to fly on private jets and not play as many back-to-backs. 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.

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!”

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