The Jay Graves Report

Why the ladies of the WNBA get TALL RESPECT from REAL playas! “Say It Loud”


Dwight D. Eisenhower once said, “This world of ours… must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.” Lao Tzu, the ancient Chinese philosopher, gave it to us like this, “When you are content to be simply yourself and don’t compare or compete, everybody will respect you.” Then Bryant G. McGill, the famous author, broke it down like a pimp at a playas convention when he spit, “One of the most sincere forms of respect is actually listening to what another has to say.” 

Well playas…the women of the WNBA get TALL RESPECT this mornin’ from all the REAL G’s and playas out here for simply bein’ themselves!!! They not only used their platform to protest all of the foolishness goin’ on in this country but spoke out even louder when the WNBA tried to silence their protest. Last week the league fined the Indiana Fever, New York Liberty and Phoenix Mercury for wearin’ all black warm up shirts in support of the Black Lives Matter Movement. 

Well pimpin’, on Saturday the WNBA president, Lisa Borders, issued a statement tellin’ boyz that they were rescindin’ the fines levied against both their teams and players. She went on to say, “While we expect players to comply with league rules and uniform guidelines, we also understand their desire to use their platform to address important societal issues. Given that the league will now be suspending play until August 26 for the Olympics, we plan to use this time to work with our players and their union on ways for the players to make their views known to their fans and the public.”

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! If you’re not a WNBA fan today you’re a straight up SUCKA! What these women did last week was HUGE. Not just by puttin’ on the shirts bruh! It was what they did AFTER a boy told them that they couldn’t wear them is what needs to be respected!! The fact that they used their post-game interviews to only address the Black Lives Matter Movement and their disgust with the league was 100!!!! As a matter of fact, it was 1,000,000!!!! 

Think about it bruh, the average salary in the WNBA is 72 racks!! The minimum rookie joint is $38K and the max boy for veterans is $106K! The league was about to unjustly hit these chicks for $500 a pop for wearin’ a darn shirt in support of the black community when the normal out of uniform compliance fine is $200! So the fact that they were hittin’ boyz for more than double the normal joint was a statement all to itself. But these ladies didn’t just take the joints off an kept it movin’! They got even LOUDER!!

That’s some real activism and I’m hooked on these ladies for lovin’ themselves more than the WNBA. and the funky check. Big Momma always said that you’ve got to love yourself first before somebody else can love you back. In the famous words of the big homie, James Brown, “Say it loud!! I’m Black and I’m Proud!” 

What a lot of boyz don’t want you to know is that the reverend Al Sharpton told the press that his National Action Network would pay the ladies fines for bein’ out of uniform because the joint was unacceptable. Melo stepped up again and showed his support for the WNBA like a G just like when he took out the full page in the New York Daily and when he spoke at the ESPY’S with LeBron, CP3 and D Wade to let boyz know how he felt about all of this foolishness! Props playa, props. 

If you aren’t buyin’ tickets to the WNBA’s remainin’ games this season after this show of love for not only themselves but for the black community something is definitely wrong with you. Do you realize that 70 percent of the league is made up of black women? So it only made sense that they would be outraged at the league’s refusal to allow them to express themselves on this issue.

Will somebody get Jordan on the phone and tell him to add these ladies to the list of people he could learn something from when it comes to speakin’ out on social issues. How about speakin’ out on ANYTHING bruh. While EVERYBODY else in the game of basketball was busy expressin’ themselves about the frustration of havin’ to tell idiots in this country that Black Lives DO Matter. Jordan was busy gearin’ up to drop another shoe that looks like a joint he dropped more than 20 years ago. Yeah, he got the people out of the house alright but it was only for his benefit. He’s the lame that everybody gives a pass. Instead of buyin’ Jordan’s next time buy some WNBA tickets and wear your all black shirts to let these ladies know you’re down with them. 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. 

4) Rack: noun – one thousand dollars

5) Apop: adverb- synonym for apiece bruh. 

6) Props: verb – to give mad love to someone. To acknowledge someone’s efforts.