I am sorry, my dad went into the hospital last night.......... Didn't get in until 6am.
I am writing this and heading back to bed.........
I first of all want to thank the South Dallas Cultural Center and the Beckles Dance Company......
as I was at their No. 17 in regards to performance when I got the call.
I was watching a good friend whose reaching those accolades that one should get in after 20 years plus in the game and watching this young dance company........
Dancers always remind me the importance of flow......... and the subtleties .........
It is amazing how these performers how to work in unison to present an overall message........
They begin to develop a flow after they catch the basic beat..........
I want to thank the nurses assistant that looked out for my dad last night, I want to thank the registered nurses that don't MIND working as my mom was one and it is easy for me to tell the ones who think just b/c they got a piece of paper, they not here to service the patient.
THANK YOU FOR THOSE WHO LOOKED OUT FOR MY DAD, AND HELPED HIM CLEAN UP ETC......... and for those who didn't because it wasn't on your job description...... I don't forget faces nor names....... God don't either, brother.
I was at the VA last night looking at my dad and mom, ................
me, God and the devil.
We running tight these days....... Some spiritual swanging ;)
Everything is off this year, all of this crazy weather, which is to be expected with no real winter.....
It's a lot of tension in the air.
I looked at my parents and its hurts that I have to go.
It hurts that I am not in a position to get them all that they need.........
It hurts that the system has failed me in the sense of that I didn't get the justice I needed here.....but God reminds me this is his world...... and the purpose of my path, was to show......that through him I cannot break.......
I met a man last night who I actually had a great convo with about faith, but talked his way out by talking about taking it for the team for Obama ;) the flow reached a break......
So Mavericks and Newt, I simply have this to say to this you.
Kobe wants you to break.
That's why Kobe has been sitting out. Kobe needs to assert his dominance in the league again. And that is why Kobe is sitting out.
Unless something goes wrong, it will be Dallas in Los Angeles Round 1 Game 1, that sweep hurt and he knows if a Round 1 exit happens again, Mike Brown will be in control and the Lakers as he knows it will be dismantled.
I saw redness in Rick's eyes in the press conference........ kinda of hurt a little.
But I know where it is coming from Rick ain't stupid and change is coming to his locker room and you get attached to guys... You see their battle, their struggle, their fight.
But I'm here to tell you Rick......... you nor the player we both know I am talking about didn't get to the point you all are at overnight, you had a day 1, a season 1, and so on.........
Experience is costly, but if you don't get to purchase anything, you don't get to learn......
A veteran......... A veteran from the time you were playing Rick....... in particular knows that, don't make the hurting any less, but when you remove your ego from it and realize the flows of the game like those dancers........ were on the same beat but became one as they realized the flows of the music.....
It's not about you, it's about the team, the performance.....
The Lakers will not miss layups at the end, you all damn near lost that game.
The turnovers, the taking off, can't happen not today.
Despite the fact the two top teams in the West or East ain't playing,
the most important series ratings wise on both sides are.
the Knicks, who I adore until Carmelo decided to become political last night..........all those police related shootings in New York, baby you didn't need to bring Martin's parents in, you could have went down the street........ vs the Heat.........
b/c it's about whether Heat are going to break............
The league, the world wants to see if they can get at least a first round advance out of the league's marketing machine in Lebron.
The league, the world wants to see if they can get at least a first round advance out of the league's other marketing machine in Kobe.
The league wants to see if the Heat are going to break.
The league needs the Mavericks to break.......
You see the difference?
Kobe knows he is hurt, Kobe knows he cannot carry all so he needs his team to break you all today Mavericks, and before the game starting you playing into it.
Celebrating making the playoffs, but not mentioning anything of another championship......
You see my point.
Let me say it this way.
If my dad died last night, all around him can honestly say that whenever he had a chance to advance in life, as a man, as a father, as a mentor whatever, he did.
There was no being settled with just being able to get in the game, there was an obsession with producing rings..........
He can say that with God's grace that every obstacle that was meant to break him was broken.........
After today, Mavericks, what will you be able to say?
Just making the playoffs ain't good enough, that's for the Suns, or Jazz or somebody no disrespect,
you all are defending your championship, and it would be nice for you all to start playing like it,
today would be a good starting point because........
Time to put your stamp on it (put your stamp on it)
Time to put your name on it (your name)
Trust the Lakers want they name on it (want they name on it)
Time to end this losing lead bulls***
Baby, round 1 start today
Trust LA wanna break you off
And they mean it in the worst way (the worst way)
They still tasting that four and out
Kobe told 'em to break, break, break …
(Round 1 put they name on it)
LA love drama so ain't no hiding
They so not gonna bulls***t
They still remember that sweep s***, we the champs s***
Break, Break, Break… [repeated]
(Time to put your name on it)
God woke me up to say this
No time for coasting
This is the league's wish
Time to show the league you give a sh**
Round 1 for you start today (start today)
You need to put your stamp on it
B/c they hoping in the worst way (worst way, worst way)
The Lakers wanna make you quit
THAT MEANS YOU REALIZE, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET THE CALLS TODAY, YOU ARE NOT GOING TO GET ANY BREAKS AND THEY WILL AND YOU STILL EVEN WHEN YOU FRUSTRATED, EVEN IF YOU GET DOWN..........
ADJUST THE PARTS OF YOU THAT MAKE MEN MEN.......... AND YOU TELL THEM.... DEAD IN THE EYE, WHEN ON EVERY PLAY.
Lakers, baby we right here (right now)
It ain't been that long, since we rocked that body
What you think the Champs down?
Baby, this Dallas time, dammit its our way
We ain't concerned what Kobe say
We boiled up like some damn straganoff
We know y'all plans LA
But dammit aint gonna be no rout
We ain't gonna break, break, break….
We guess ya need reminding
This aint no MJ sh**
Ya ain't gonna beat sh**, we the champs b****
(We not going to )Break, Break, Break, Break….
We guess it's about that time then
Aint going to deny it
We the champs, dammit respect it
(We not going to ) Break, Break, Break, Break….
Hell no, today won't be pretty
We made Lamar ass pack, threw him back
We here to hit it
Just like that Mexican bag green
Y'all cake dude is sh****y
Seem them rings start to dangle, We got your bit***s
Remember how we did it?
Remember that we don't fear it?
Hell, yes we fighting for it
We came, came, came to get it
So no damn mistake, we the champs pimping
Run that sh*t
Break it?, kill it
We the champs please know it
damn sho ain't afraid to show it
We put drama on her back and told her baby blow it
Y'all thought that mess was gonna break our backs
Y'all didn't see that stats, Ain't no James Brown paybacks
Game is up, Game is up boy
Our schwagg you can't take off
Talk That Talk, but we the ones with the champ cough
Kobe make your wish
But we the champs in this place
So even in LA, BK our way
[Hook - Chris Brown]
Ooooh, its Round 1 today (1 today )
Aint no climax, no breaking off (breaking off)
We got a champ flow today (flow today)
Feel these nuts champ klout
We ain't gonna break, break, break
[Rihanna - Hook]
Ooh Kobe, you need reminding
We ain't giving up shit
Its Round 1 and we the champs b***h
ON THIS SUNDAY, THE SUNDAY AFTER JESUS ROSE...............
IT'S TIME FOR YOUR GAME TO AS WELL
DAMN MAKING THE PLAYOFFS, YOU ARE THE CHAMPS.
WHETHER YOU WERE HERE LAST YEAR OR NOT,
THE JERSEY SAY DALLAS,
THE TROPHY SAY DALLAS,
AND ANY EVERYONE THAT STEP ON THAT COURT THAT GOT A DALLAS JERSEY ON,
NEEDS TO PLAY LIKE IT....... FEEL THE OFF BALANCE FLOW OF THE TRACK...
MAKE DRAMA WORK FIGUEROA, like a real pro ;)
At the end of the day, my dad can say he let all 'em know when it was time to step up and show these m***s he did.......... (he's fine)
At the end of this day,
NBA Marketing!!!!!!!!!!!! give it to me....... You know I hit like a Bruin Slapshot ;)