The Jay Graves Report

Why Romeo Langford’s game is missin’ the MOST important ingredient! “That DOG”

Carmel kept a hand in Langford's face all night bruh makin' him work for those 19 points. Photo: TheJayGravesReport

Everybody and Uncle LeRoy’s step sister ran out to Carmel to see the Romeo Langford Tour in Central Indiana for the second week in a row. Last week’s show at Southport was better when he put up 43 points. His encore at Carmel wasn’t as excitin’ but at least he sang all of his hits and gave a boy 19 points and an old school MONSTER Yoke as he and the Bulldogs walked outta of the joint with a 59-48 win over the Greyhounds.

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! Give Carmel their props for slowin’ the dun down and makin’ him work. He didn’t just walk in and pull the table cloth off of the table while boyz were eatin’. Naw bruh, he had to work for that 19 points, I mean really work.

C’mon bruh, he’s the No.5 ranked player in America and Carmel made him look human. He missed a lot of shots and he could never get into a rhythm. Sure, he got loose and got the yoke off of a steal but besides that he looked like a very skilled high school player but he didn’t blow me away.

Maybe because he played with absolutely no emotion. I’ve been coverin’ the NBA for the past 7 years and one thing boyz have to play with is emotion. Secondly, they have to have an air about themselves that tells everyone in the room that this is exactly what you thought it was and at no point did I feel that way about Romeo.

Don’t get it twisted, he was clearly the best player on the floor. He clearly had a skill set that nobody else in the buildin’ had but I’m not so sure he could survive in the projects playin’ with no emotions. Now I’m not talkin’ about literally in the projects.

I’m talkin’ about him playin’ against cats with a project, I’m hungry and have to eat-type mentality. There wasn’t a kid in the buildin’ playin’ basketball for survival on Carmel’s team. They’re hoopin’ for the sport of it all. I’m talkin’ about duns that are playin’ to get out of terrible circumstances and their survival depends on it.

What I’m tryin’ to say is that he was missin’ that DOG that I typically see in cats with that type of hype precedin’ them. And maybe he just didn’t feel well but I wasn’t impressed. I’m just sayin’.

I’ve seen a lot of future pros at the high school level. I mean one and done type cats or two and done type cats and not only did they have the skill set but most importantly they had that DOG. 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) Yoke: verb – to dunk aggressively

3) Ole boy: noun – the person that I’m currently talkin’ about.

4) DOG: noun – to have an attitude of confidence or to some degree cockiness, that fire inside to be dominant.

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!