Think outside the box like Larry Merchant, Don King
To think outside the box is too think differently and creatively, reach new areas within thought.
Larry Merchant is the famous HBO boxing commentator, most known for his controversial interview with Floyd Mayweather in which he told Floyd “I wish I was 50 years younger so I could kick your ass”.
Don King is the famous/infamous boxing promoter, who promoted the likes of Ali, Roy Jones, Tyson, Foreman, Holyfield, etc.
Both of them do their job literally outside the boxing ring, which is also shaped like a box. Lupe plays on the word “box” as it means an actual box, as in the shape. and to “box”, as in the verb form of the sport boxing.
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