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Far from timid • Caveat Lector

Aye, But YO...Vol. 3

Aye, But YO...Vol. 3

Wardell Curry Sr. had been demoted to just "ol boy" since the dab heard round the world after game 7 of the Finals. It's bad enough Dell had to watch his son become part of the first team to lose after leading 3-1 in the NBA Finals, but to catch a precise dab was the gut punch.

There's no way Dell is successfully raising his voice at home for unsatisfactory behavior. How can he? Seeing your pops get dabbed on in that manner is equivalent to seeing him get knocked out in his church clothes. You instantly think back to all those times you couldn't beat him in 1 on 1 or when he gave you a stern talking to and you question if it was a facade. You start to look at your mom as if to say, "you knew? This whole time, you knew?" and she can't speak because she knew this day would come.

She knew he was dab-on'able when he wore a plain white fitted to the last function. She loves him the same, but she can't hide from the truth and now she's sad that you had to witness it. Now you're calling him by his first name and making him take the trash out because he caught a hollow point dab to the sternum.

Steph has probably asked the NBA to wipe Dell's stats from the books until he redeems himself. Like when Mitch told his young boy "go find that man. until you find him, you dead out here." in "Paid In Full", it had to be done. Dell Sr. definitely did his Googles and tried to learn this dab, but was unsuccessful because he heard Michael Irvin call it the "bap". Now Steph is subbing him at the dinner table, saying things like "careful with the salt, just a DAB should be fine." and "oh Mom I spilled ketchup on my shirt, should I DAB it with the cloth?".

People often ask why didn't Dell attempt to retaliate on the dabber, but I know exactly why. Dell was wearing white pants and one of the worst haircuts ever; he would have got washed, pressed, and steamed on the same stairs he waged war. He would've been folded like laundry when your lady comes home because you forgot to do it. It is what it is.

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