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Sixers Fan Gets Tattoo of One of Hinkie's Best Quotes

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    Sixers Fan Gets Tattoo of One of Hinkie's Best Quotes
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    Sixers fan gets tattoo of one of Hinkie's best quotes

    We've seen plenty of intricate Eagles tattoos since the Super Bowl. Nick Foles' face, diagrams of the Philly Special.

    This one is Sixers-related, but the level of detail takes the cake.

    Remember when Sam Hinkie was here and he constantly dealt with criticism from media and some fans that he should pursue short-term fixes? Sign a veteran point guard. Why hoard so many draft picks?

    That criticism led to Hinkie once saying:

    "Some would have us go out and buy apples. But we want to build the whole orchard. ... [And] you don't get to the moon by climbing a tree."

    The last sentence is the one that stuck with folks - you don't get to the moon by climbing a tree. On top of being a shrewd deal-maker, Ol' Sam was quite the philosopher.

    Philly fan @_serpendipity liked the phrase enough to get a pretty awesome tattoo.