I got so mooked last night that I didn’t even make it out to the club. Good thing the club came back to my crib at 5am. I’m struggling and I didn’t even drink. Got a 4 pm deadline on a BILLION dollar account. I’d throw 1 million puppies off the side of a cruise ship to awaiting sharks if it meant I could be in bed with a dime who is sparking a blunt.
PS. @wave_bandana is still not at work yet. It’s almost noon.
PPS. our post game has struggled as of late, that’s cause niggas are actually like doing work and shit
Let me just start off by reminding you I fucking hate Andre Drummond with all my heart.
I hate him so much I even wrote an article a few months back inducting him and the rest of last year’s UConn team into the Super Mookin’ Fiends for being the most degenerate, mooked-out, fucking fiended waste of potential I’ve seen in the last decade: LINK.
I hate him because I REALLY believed in this motherfucker. I watched him play several times in high school and I haven’t seen a center dominate like that since Dwight Howard or Kwame Brown (If you never saw Kwame in high school…WOW). I’m not just talking about shitting on horrible competition (eh-hem, Anthony Davis), I’m talking about blue chip camps which are Guard dominated nowadays, and he stole the show like I’ve only seen some of the best high school big men of all time.
I believed in him so much. I repped him like no other. I even repped him harder than Perry Jones, who I hate just slightly less because of last season, but he should have been the next Kevin Durant. Perry, I still believe, but you let me down like a motherfucker man.
Back to Andre. I won’t lie, the main reason for my hatred is completely selfish and has absolutely nothing to do with my love for the game, the Big East (RIP), or him as a person. Besides making me look like a complete asshole to anyone I raved about him to, I hate him because there is absolutely no reason Andre shouldn’t have led UConn to cover every single spread last season.
College basketball is my bread and butter money maker each year. Last season was actually my most profitable year in history. If it wasn’t for Andre Drummond I could have possibly increased my bank roll by an additional 30-40%. Do you know how many bottle poppin nights at the strip club that cost me? How many hookers and how much blow?
At least 10 of their losses broke up my sure shot parlays. All of them should have been wins. Around 15 of their wins, they didn’t cover when they easily could have. What’s even more alarming was Andre’s play during the season. If you go back and look at the articles for every Uconn win, the headlines always read “Lamb Leads Uconn to a win over…” or “Shabazz leads Uconn to a win over…” or even “Oriakhi leads UConn…” NEVER DOES IT SAY DRUMMOND LEADS UCONN to a W.
Did you watch that fucking highlight tape I posted? That same motherfucker averaged 10 points per game and 7 boards. 10 and 7. He should literally have shattered the backboard every game by halftime. I thought I was going to see 80s Patrick Ewing out there and I got the same effort and offensive output that Arvydas Sabonis would give you right now in 2012. It was miserable to watch. He was the biggest guy on the floor and he played so quiet and lost you completely forgot he was on the team. He should every single sign possible of an overrated big man that would fall of the face of the earth at the NBA level.
So why, after all this (and trust me, i could go on for days and days, but it’s 6pm and I have to post this before the draft starts in case my call is correct) would I still recommend the Bobcats draft him at #2? Very simple:
Fuck the safety pick.
My draft philosophy has always been take the biggest high reward risks possible for the lottery teams. What’s the point? All the “NBA Ready Right Now”, “You Know What You’re Getting”, “Sure Shot” safe picks never bring you a championship. Fans will always boast they got a late “gem” or “he’s going to be good!” when they see their rookie come in and contribute right away. You know what they eventually become? Trade bait. No lottery team actually takes the time to develop key pieces anymore. Those types of players are for established teams looking to fill a few holes with new talent. Robinson, I loved him as a college player, be he is not going to bring you a title. The Bobcats need to take a risk here.
There is always this emphasis that GM’s could lose their job over a “bust”. I always felt like the person that catches the most shit for being a bust is the actual bust player. Pop quiz, what GM drafted Sam Bowie over MJ? What GM drafted Oden over Durant? What 12 GMs skipped over Doctor J? HOW ABOUT ANY MISSED PLAYERS? Who was behind that? No one outside of those cities knows, but everyone knows who the busts are. Some GMs of course were fired but you would be surprised to see how many weren’t. Even more surprising is how many of those GMs that were fired were rehired by other teams immediately. When you do select a “bust” too early, fans don’t say “damn, we should have taken the safe pick who is averaging a cool 7 ppg right now”. They skip down the draft board to the next risky player that lived up to the hype. Nuggets fans don’t say damn we should have taken taken Luis Scola over Nikoloz Tskitishvili in 2002, they say we should have taken Amare (pre-knick years).
Maybe I’m biased being a college center myself. But I always say go for the big man. Everyone else is replaceable. If I could go back in time I STILL WOULD have drafted Hasheem Thabeet over Blake Griffin. I always catch shit from my friends (Shout out to Chris O., he will never let me live that call down, I see some traffic coming in from Nigeria, I know that’s you’re doing), but I just feel you have to take that risk. Guys with the size and ability of Andre and Thabeet only come so often. There will be another dunking sensation like Blake Griffin again. Ask Vince Carter. Blake Griffin was the safer pick but you know what? Thabeet and Griffin have the same number of rings, and when it’s all said and done they both will finish with zero rings. Blake Griffin at his best will never win a championship, yet he will suck the same amount of cap space as a player who could thanks to the dunk contest. Blake could be a key piece of a championship team, but he will never take that little of a salary. He is also the most overrated and awful player I’ve seen get this much love maybe in NBA history. He flat out sucks sometimes. But his salary will prevent the Clippers from ever adding the proper pieces. If Thabeet lived up to his potential, he could have won an NBA championship. There is a very similar connection to this situation and Robinson/Safe Picks Vs. Drummond.
It would seem that the Bobcats also share my philosophy. Remember when they traded away Gerald Wallace aka the only All-Star in Bobcats history and the only guy that ever brought them to the playoffs in history? Jordan and the bobcats took such shit for that. I loved it. The goal is to win a championship, not be a perennial 8th seed contender. Wallace is a great player, but similar to Blake the amount of money he could command being an all-star would never allow them to make moves they need to sign a championship team. They would be stuck in 7th-8th seed land and then be where they are now 5 years from now. The name of the game is win a championship. That’s it. I understand sports is a business, from that point of view, there are many arguments against mine. But sometimes being that I let my gambling addiction ruin my love for sports, I still like to hope that somewhere in this game are people who’s only goal is to win a title.
That being said, Bobcats take Andre Drummond. Worst case scenario you could make him into a DeAnre Jordan or 10 and 10 guy. 10 and 10 is sadly All-star numbers from this position in 2012 (also shows you the significance of centers). And hey, you always have my man Byron Mullens for backup.
***It’s now 6:50. It’s unfortunate but I have so much more to say. I didn’t get to really dive into any of my reasons or logic. I had much more empirical evidence to offer. If you would like to discuss more hit me at @Wave_Bandana. I’m not even going to proof read this. i have to get the article out before draft. Afterwards I’ll go back and redo a lot of this since so much can be used for future issues and justification***
This mix is like 3 years old and it still bumps. We out in the city tonight… Westway Thursdays and The Good Spot. Work is going to be a struggle tomorrow morning.
PS. Smoking weed in the club >>>>>>
Did ya’ll know that companies will refer to the creative direction of some commercials as ‘Beery’? Beer commercials have the freedom to be utterly ridiculous and way less serious then other types of commercials. This shit is dope and shits on American be a man beer commercials.
PS. For any ad nerds, this shit won a Gold Lion at Cannes last week.
Sad and racist.
PS. I still cannot believe nobody was like Mike chill b, you cannot get a face tat.
PPS. One of the most bad ass mother fuckers in the world is now singing commercials in Poland about shitty racist energy drinks.
The newest white rapper in the game. This will not leave your head. I promise.
PS. I heard Def Jam and Atlantic are in a bidding war over this dude
PPS. You know who loves their lives? The two black homies in this video. They know the music is awful, you know what else they know? That his kid is loaded and will pay for all the weed, booze and bitches. They win. Well played.
Lana Del Rey dropped this video today. It features her as Jackie O and A$AP Rocky as JFK. Dunno if I’m feeling the track but shouts to A$AP for pissing off so many white people with this shit.
PS. INTERRACIAL RELATIONS HOLAAAAAAAA
PPS. YOUNG NIGGAS GETTING MONEY.
Well unless you are white, you’ve probably never heard of this band Matt and Kim. I’m half white so I’ve heard of them but don’t know any of their music. This shit aint bad music… and I don’t know why they went with an And1 mixtape themed music video but I guess this shit is dope?
PS. YO PAT THE ROC MY NIGGA @OFFICIALLYZAY WOULD LOCK YOU THE FUCK UP B.
PPS. Do you remember the little kid at bball camp that used to kill the spider drill and used to make you feel like shit cause you could barely dribble? You remember when you used to think ‘Ok keep on dribbling through your legs and shit, your fundementals are gonna struggle and you’ll never make it to the NBA like me’? That little kid was Pat the Roc and my dumb ass is the fat fuck who got mad at the world that he lost an adult rec league game on Monday. FUCK I WISH I GOT MONEY TO PLAY HOOPS.
Larry Bird was a trending topic today because he stepped down as the Pacer’s President of Basketball Operations. Throughout all the comments and blog posts I noticed the Sports Illustrated Vault posted “Rare Photos of Larry Bird” to capitalize on the moment. I had the privilege of working on the SI Vault as an undergrad back in ’08. It’s by far one of the most underutilized sports websites on the internet. Literally almost every link is a gem, filled with amazing sports photographs and literature. Also, if you go to espn.com before SI.com, you are fucking up. I always go with SI. They’re far more intelligent, unbiased, and ACTUALLY GOOD AT WRITING AND JOURNALISM.
Of course I clicked the SI Vault link and began sifting through the photos. I’m not a Larry Legend expert, but I’m a hoop expert and I had never seen these pictures before.
You know how fiends just kind of find each other in the world? Like if you get a new job, go to a new school, or go to some weird shit away from your normal squad like camp, you just seem to find the other fiends there? Every job I have I immediately know in the first week who else smokes weed like I do. Same thing for schools and camps. It’s like we are drawn together by some sort of fiend magnetic field. You notice something and then you give that look or ask all shady “you burn brooooo?’ Hearing the response “YES” is maybe my 3rd favorite feeling after busting a nut and my team covering the spread. Within no time you are crushing blunts acting like you know each other for years. Fiends stick together.
That feeling is what I had looking at those SI pictures. I kinda got the vibe Larry is a fiend. I mean why wouldn’t he be? Cause he’s white and shoots jumpers? Cause he’s not inked up? One of my favorite aspects of sports media is finding out who these people really are compared to how they are portrayed (Thus that Chamillionaire/MJ video is my favorite video in internet history). I’ve actually heard some wild stories about Larry CRUSHING pussy at Indiana on some farm boy shit, but they always portrayed him as this super white guy, all goodie and shit. Like “blue collar”, “hard worker”, a foil to the showtime Magic Johnson. Looking at these photographs confirmed it for me. It doesn’t matter if you are white, black, loud, quiet, whatever the fuck. Any rich dude that gets mad love from hoes is going to be a fiend. Here is my evidence:
Larry Bird looking real sober with Some Indiana Hoes…
Larry Bird looking FUCKED UP at the club wearing some crazy swag.
Larry Bird getting shitfaced at a bar with Magic Johnson (who is a confirmed fiend).
Larry Bird Smookin that Sour with some OG White hoopers.
Larry Bird on his OJ Mayo tip (confirmed fiend), just chillen at a Celtics game with an agent about a week after he lost the NCAA Championship. Zero fucks were given.
Bird Gettin Dis Moneyyyyy. Highest paid rookie in team sports history at the time. Does this look like the face of a dude that has super positive intentions with his money? Or Fiend Intentions…
Who the fuck passes a ball like that in the 1980s? A Fucking fiend that doesn’t give a fuck.
Please. Don’t even try to tell me this dude isn’t a fucking mook head. Look at his fucking eyes!
And Finally, the #1 way you can determine if someone is a fiend…THEY HAVE FIEND FRIENDS
I rest my fiend case.