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The old English divine Frederick William Robertson once said, “There are three things in the world that deserve no mercy, hypocrisy, fraud, and tyranny.” The French-Swiss film director Jean-Luc Godard broke it down like this, “Cinema is the most beautiful fraud in the world.” The old “has beens” sitting up in the balcony at the hood high school games said it best, “I don’t care what you say. That boy ain’t ready."
Once again the No.1 team in the country goes down and this time it was the Indiana Hoosiers getting carjacked by the Minnesota Golden Gophers 77-73 on Tuesday night. This was the seventh time that the AP No. 1 team has gone down which has made for an exciting college basketball season because nobody is safe out here in these streets.
Like I’ve been saying since hearing all of the pre-season hype, “Cody Zeller is extremely athletic but he ain’t NBA superstar good. As a matter of fact, he ain't even Player of the Year college basketball good!” In big games this dun keeps disappearing. On some real talk, the Minnesota game wasn’t even a big game bruh and he comes out of the joint with only 9 points, 4 turnovers and 7 freaking rebounds and he’s 7 feet tall! Who does that? Stop trying to tell me that this cat is the real deal when a 19-9 team that’s 7-8 in the Big Ten can completely shut him down.
He completely disappeared against Butler and Georgetown earlier in the season too. What’s he gonna do in the NBA bruh besides get his lunch taken every night? If he can’t dominate in this weak college game today at 7 feet tall he’s gonna get destroyed at the next level.
Don’t get it twisted, he’ll probably be the first cat off of the board in the NBA draft this summer because he’s so athletic and 7 feet tall but boyz will soon find out that he’s Tyler Hansbrough all over again. When the Pacers picked him in the 2008 draft with their 1st round pick at No. 13 I said that it was a complete waste of good bread even back then.
He came out of North Carolina as a 3 time All-American and was the Player of the Year. He’s been coming off of the bench ever since. One thing about it, he gives you 100 % effort every time he’s on the floor. He gives you everything that he has but he just doesn’t have much to give. Ole boy is as stiff as a board and always looks like he’s got a back brace on but he was the same way in college. Boyz just acted like they couldn't see it because he was tossing less talented cats around.
A first round pick shouldn’t be still coming off of the bench 5 years later bruh. Well, look into my crystal ball playboy, that’s Cody Zeller 5 years from now. I you could give Cody, Tyler's work ethic and heart he'd be a beast or give Tyler, Cody's athletic ability he be an perennial All-Star but this ain't transformers! Either way you slice it you'll get one complete basketball player out of the two. That's real talk.
Let’s keep it real or all the way 100, whichever comes 1st! The most talented players now days are playing 1 year in college and bouncing because the rule dictates that they have to. Any time you’ve got cats on the roster for 3 or 4 years they aren’t NBA superstars. So if this dun can’t dominate the game against this level of competition he’s in for a rude awakening in the NBA just like ole Tyler was.
Now I know that the IU and Pacers faithful will be all over me for this one but I call it like I see it homie. Indiana’s my Alma Mater but my eyes belong to me and I'm like George Washington "I can not tell a lie." If there were more cats to choose from in this year’s draft, his stock would be dropping like a Queen Latifah in “Set It Off.” So as I pull off bumpin' that Drake "No Lie" I need you to stop me when I start lyin’!
Holla At Ya Boy!
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