The Jay Graves Report

Young Russ put some “Respeck” on his name in 2016-17! “Gimme Mine”

"Long as these boyz know the deal!"

Sophocles, the ancient Greek playwright, once said, “Success is dependent on effort.” Ramana Maharshi, the Indian sage, gave it to us like this, “No one succeeds without effort… Those who succeed owe their success to perseverance.” Then Napoleon Hill, the famous self-help author, put it where the goats could get it when he spit, “Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.”

Well playas…if that’s the case then Young Russ is gettin’ stronger and growin’ by the day because ole boy puts forth a valiant effort every time he steps onto the floor. My favorite basketball player of all time was Kevin Garnett because of the effort and intensity that he played with EVERY night. He would play a game on a Tuesday night in February like it was Game 7 of the Finals!!  Well…Young Russ is my new favorite player for the same reason!!

Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st. Did anybody expect OKC to beat the Rockets? I mean let’s be honest bruh. Young Russ showed up with his heart on his sleeve, his testicles in a wheel barrel and NOBODY in the ride with him. It’s been that way all season. The Beard showed up with an entire squad in the ride and shooters on the roof like the Carter.

On Tuesday night Houston sent Young Russ and Co. to the crib after a 4-1 series spankin’ but not without Russ goin’ down fightin’. The dun put up a MONSTER 47 points, 11 rebounds and 9 assists. You gotta give him his props for even gettin’ these boyz to the playoffs. They won 46 games in the regular season and without Russ they win 10 games. Okay I’ll be generous and give them 15 because the sun is out today.

The dun had the best statistical season of any player since the 1961-62 season when the Big O averaged a triple double. Russ completed the season averagin’ a league best in scorin’ at 31.7 points per game, 10.7 rebounds and 10.4 assists. Don’t let me forget to tell you duns that he set the NBA record for the most triple doubles in a season with 42. What he did with a basketball this season was ridiculous.

So I could give two dead flies smashed that his team got eliminated in five games because it’s the NBA playoffs bruh. The BEST TEAM always advances to the next round and eventually wins the title, barin’ injury of course. Why? Because they play the best of seven series. You have to beat a team four times. The BETTER TEAM in the series is ALWAYS goin’ to win. You can’t fake it like in college basketball and just show up feelin’ good for two and a half hours, play the game of your life, knock a boy off and dip. Naw playa, it doesn’t work that way in big boy basketball. Your jumper’s got to fall for four nights, you’ve got to be clickin’ for four nights and your TEAM has to show up for four nights.

And guess what playa? If you don’t have a TEAM in the ride with you, you’re goin’ to the crib early even if you’re averagin’ a triple double.

However, just because they’re out of the playoffs doesn’t take away from the dun’s season or his ability to deserve the MVP. Without Young Russ the Thunder would have been complete trash this year. He put these boyz on his back and carried them all season. Big ups to him for bein’ the soldier that boyz need to pattern themselves after. He scored, rebounded, shared the basketball and came to work with his hard hat on EVERY night. Oh yeah playa, Young Russ wasn’t waitin’ for boy to put some respeck on his name. He did it himself!! 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) Ride: noun – car

5) The Carter: noun – the apartment buildin’ in the movie New Jack City where the character Nino Brown, who was a drug dealer, put shooters on the roofs of the buildings to make sure boyz didn’t roll up on them.

6) Dip: verb – to leave

7) Respeck: noun – the proper spellin’ is respect. However, the rapper and music mogul Birdman fell off into the Breakfast Club and told boyz to put some respeck on his name because they’d been talkin’ reckless about him and he wasn’t havin’ it.

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!