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David Murphy: Sixers have been better with Markelle Fultz on bench

Down by seven, down by one, down by 15. That's what the scoreboard showed when Markelle Fultz checked out for the first time in each of the Sixers' first three games. The usual disclaimers apply. It's early. If this were an NFL season, the Sixers would be early in the third quarter of their season opener. One can argue that Brett Brown is not anywhere close to having an actionable sample size on which to base significant decisions.

Charlotte Hornets fan Dennis Easterling: The Billboard Man

In December 1991, Dennis Easterling climbed atop a LongHorn Steakhouse billboard on Independence Boulevard and vowed to stay until the Charlotte Hornets won two straight games. Easterling would stay on the billboard for 35 days.