Thank you for the definition of "benefit of the doubt" Dave. I've never come across that term in my past travels, and I will always think of you and be grateful for the insight you have offered myself and others the next time I come across it. Did you read the entire thread? It seems you took what I said out of context. I thought I was pretty clear when I placed the word KNOW in bold. But I'll go over it again. Of course we are all entitled to our opinions. And I personally respect you for believing Darko will be very good , as well as I respect the next person who believes he will be a bust. The reason is that we don't have enough evidence to KNOW either way. You said it yourself....it is your GUT that tells you he will be good. Now, if someone were to tell me that Lebron James was not NBA caliber, I would say that he was an idiot. We have seen enough evidence to know without a doubt that Lebron is a fantastic NBA level player. We KNOW Lebron is an NBA star. So I am saying that I can understand how a person can think Darko will be good or bad. That is certainly arguable. But nobody can tell me that they KNOW this to be an undisputable truth. You may be absolutely correct in your analysis of the facts available at this time. You also may be totally wrong. When people act like other people are idiots or blind for not seeing Darko is a bust or the next NBA superstar, I think they are the very people who need to look at things more objectively. They are usually the same ones who insist they have a right to their opinion ,but at the same time act as if others are mentally challenged for not sharing it. I think some of you people should try to get jobs as NBA scouts because the NBA scouts who pick players based on watching their college or high school or European games tend to make a lot of mistakes. That tells me it either isn't an exact science or NBA franchises have hired a lot of the wrong scouts over the years. While the latter may be somewhat true, I believe the former is the reason the scouts miss so often.