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re: Godfather II question - brmark70816
I never read the 3rd book, but they never show how big the family got. Maybe Fredo didn't have kids and Michael's kids were pretty weak. But I know Sonny had 2 or 3 kids (with his wife) before he was killed and Connie had at least a couple as well. So there should still be a group ready to take over...


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re: I'm still mad about MM not winning - brmark70816
I really liked MM in True Detective and it was a good show (ending was dull though and was kind of a letdown). But Breaking Bad is the greatest show I've ever seen and Cranston was just awesome. He saved the best for the last season and he deserved all the praise he got....


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re: 2014 Offseason Report: New Orleans Pelicans - B - brmark70816
[quote]I can't believe anyone who analyzes basketball for a living could actually write this [/quote] Aminu has a reputation as a solid defender. Not sure it we've actually ever witnessed that, but that's the word on him. Given our luck, he'll bust out in Dallas just like Ariza did in Washingto...


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re: Tyreke is NBAs #6 SG for 2014-15 - brmark70816
[quote]You're kind of stuck in your ways, holmes. [/quote] The list doesn't make sense. I'm not an insider, so I can't go read what it is supposed to be ranking. The way it is posted, shows that Evans is the 6th best SG in the league. Even worse, that Waiters is the 5th best. I don't understand t...


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re: Looks like Anthony Bennett will be a 76er afterall - brmark70816
Well they were already planning to tank (or go with more younger players=more losing). Getting rid of their one major veteran player left kind of follows the same trend. I don't disagree with what they are doing.. ...


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re: Tyreke is NBAs #6 SG for 2014-15 - brmark70816
Huh, I don't get it. So they are projecting he will have the 6th best WARP among SGs? [quote]Playing-time projections are based on recent seasons, health, and role on the players' current team. Players are assigned a position according to where they appeared most often in their most recent NBA se...


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re: Looks like Anthony Bennett will be a 76er afterall - brmark70816
Once again, Hinkie clears another contract for future value (Young for Miami's 2015 1st pick). He also picked up Mboute, who is expiring, but is a mentor for Embid. It seems that Embid is very close to Mboute. So Philly targeted him to help Embid's transition. Sixers are super tanking this season. ...


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re: Tyreke is NBAs #6 SG for 2014-15 - brmark70816
What is this list for? Is it a fantasy ranking? I don't understand how a guy that is a back-up and will play a ton of his minutes at SF, is the 6th best SG. I hate Kobe, but if he is healthy, he is going to be scoring 20+ a game. He is a stat whore and always produces. Plus Beal and Derozen will...


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re: Why are the Redskins getting so much heat? - brmark70816
I was listening to SVP today and Chris Cooley said something I didn't realize. There are still a ton of High Schools that have Redskins as their mascot. Including one in Arizona that is almost all Indian students (http://www.tpnn.com/2014/06/19/will-harry-reid-tell-this-100-navajo-indian-high-school...


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re: General NBA Links - brmark70816
[quote]People calling hinkie are "genius" are idiots imo. [/quote] I love what Hinkie is doing. He has dismantled a broken team and laid the foundation in only 2 seasons. The Sixers were in the playoffs in 2012 and were in shambles when Hinkie took over in 2013. He gutted it. The team is loaded ...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
[quote]As for "greatest in the generation" that'll be a team thing, and he needs the rings, but on an individual player basis, I think he has the potential to put up some of the greatest #s we've ever seen[/quote] Just for kicks, I actually went and looked up Jordan's seasons after you mentioned ...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
[quote]AD is the kind of player that you tell "do whatever the frick you want to do", and then you build your team around those strengths[/quote] I have no problem with that to a point. But it's constant tinkering to make the pieces fit. I saw the Wolves do the same thing with Garnett for the long...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
I admire your enthusiasm, but your expectations are insane. Give the kid time and let him grow naturally. He shouldn't have to carry a team like that. Management should put the pieces around him to help him succeed. [quote]Or he can become arguably the best player in this generation. A PF/C that...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
[quote]Imagine Davis adding a legit corner 3[/quote] [quote]He's also a capable passer that should be able to find guys like Reke in the lane[/quote] How much does Davis have to do? Isn't it enough that he is a 20ppg scorer and an awesome defender? Now he has to spread the floor and get guys ope...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
[quote]Having a complete game isn't necessary, but it does help if he's a more complete player[/quote] I think this is where you lose me. In my mind, front court players aren't supposed to be outside shooters. So they can be "complete" players without a 3pt shot. It's not necessary. In the 80's, ...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
[quote]But 2-3 attempts a game would be nice. [/quote] Why is it necessary? Blake Griffin scored over 24ppg this past season and he never shots 3's. Lamarcus Aldridge scored over 21ppg and doesn't shot any either. They actually made the playoffs last year, unlike Love. I know Love is an awesome ...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
I was really just looking for a reason to link that clip, so everybody can see how ridiculous it looks for a Center to jack up 3's. That game is a classic. If everybody really wants Davis to shoot 3's, then cool. I don't think that it a necessity, but whatever. I've seen dominant big men that ca...


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re: AD knocking down 3s on par with Curry/Thompson in practice - brmark70816
This is just dumb. Tons of Centers and Power forwards can shot 3's in practice or scrimmages. It was well known that Manute Bol was a great 3pt shooter (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45czWPhWQOI). But you didn't see him camping out at the 3pt line (or maybe he did). It's just a weird thing to do w...


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re: LOTR Plot Hole? 6,000 Rohirrim in the 3rd movie.. where were they at Helm's Deep - brmark70816
I'm re-watching the 2nd one now. They keep trying to tell the king not to stay at Helm's deep. Where do they want him to go? They keep saying to fight. So do they want him to abandon the fortress and meet the superior force on the battle field? ...


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re: Reminder: AD and team USA take on Brazil tonight at 8 - brmark70816
I thought Faried played really well. He was all over the court. He seemed to be the best fit next to Davis. He doesn't give much on offense (other than put backs). But he was doing everything else. If they are going with the 3 guard line-up, it looks like Harden and Thompson would be the 3rd gua...


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