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For 21 years, Markieff and Marcus Morris were more like conjoined twins.
Their mother says they are fraternal but they seem identical. They lived virtually inseparable lives as a pair that is also one of a kind. They went everywhere together, ordered the same food, got the same tattoos, like the same music, took the same classes and got the same haircuts.
They stopped dressing the same in middle school, but Markieff just found out that he bought the same jacket in Phoenix as Marcus did in Houston a week earlier.
This brotherly love from Philadelphia did not need separation to know its depths. it took the NBA dream to pry them apart, and the Morrises have had to figure out how to coexist while apart, sending daily texts and talking regularly while they experience very different rookie seasons.
Asked separately what it has been like to be apart for the first time the past two months, Markieff said, “It feels like 90 years.”
Said Marcus: “It feels like a lifetime.”
Markieff is ahead of Marcus, just as he was in birth by seven minutes and the NBA draft by one place. Markieff is arguably the NBA’s top rookie big man, playing about 20 minutes per game for the Suns and establishing himself as a boost to the Suns’ defense and rebounding while ranking among the league’s better 3-point shooters.
Marcus is making the transition to small forward. He lost out on a chance at a role to second-round pick Chandler Parsons.
Marcus spent time in the D-League, sprained an ankle and then was sent again to D-League on Friday morning, spoiling his chance to watch Markieff playing Houston on Friday night or to be with Houston at Phoenix this Thursday.
“We were always together when we were young,” said Markieff, who shared a meal with Marcus for the first time this winter on Thursday night before Marcus left for Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo, Texas). “You couldn’t separate us. That’s how we were so close when we got older.”
It is hard to differentiate between the two in person until they speak. Markieff speaks at a lower level and is shorter on words than the more outgoing Marcus, who is an inch shorter and a tad more slender.
If you think Marcus might have been upset for the less accomplished Markieff to be drafted ahead of him or jealous that Markieff has found a better NBA situation, you have the wrong twins. They celebrate each other’s success and are driven by it. Nothing tells a twin more about his capabilities than seeing the other succeed.
For the Morrises, or Morrii as they were called at Kansas, it is “family over everything.” They have “F.O.E.” as part of the mirror-image tattoo collection, which started with one that says “Twin Towers” and has them pictured in front of a Philadelphia skyline with “Morris Brothers, est. 1989.”
“I thought he was going to go top 10 in the draft,” Marcus, the 14th pick, said of Markieff, the 13th pick. “Kieff is a legit four (power forward). in this draft, there are not too many legit fours who are even playing. I thought he was going to go to Cleveland (with the fourth pick). Kieff is going to be a 17-year veteran in this league just because he knows how to do what he does. He has a knack for rebounding. He’s a defender and he shoots 3s.”
Marcus calls Markieff “Ol’ Head” because he is like a veteran. Marcus has gone through his own frustrations with D-League duty and three weeks of ankle rehabilitation but has been kept up by watching every game Markieff plays, live or recorded.
Their single mother, Angel, kept them together constantly when they were young, and they became best friends who don’t argue.
Part of that bond was basketball, a love formed by cutting the bottom out of a crate and putting it on a light pole by their north Philadelphia home to play.
Last week, Markieff sent Marcus a text reminding him of a handshake they did when they were 5 years old.
“It’s different being a twin,” Markieff said. “It’s harder to tell you than to know it in our position. It’s the weirdest (common) stuff that you wouldn’t ever believe.
“But the difference in personality is that he’s meaner. He has that fire in him. I’m more of a laid-back guy, but you can bring that fire out of me.”
The Morris twins had the same car in college and again in the NBA, buying the same model of Mercedes in the same color.
On draft night, the Suns explored the possibility of trading for Houston’s no. 14 pick to draft Marcus as well as Markieff. The cost of a future first-round pick was too much.
“Man, what would’ve that been like?” Marcus said.
“I assumed we’d been on different teams. Us together, we’d take down the whole world. two people who understand how to play basketball together. Steve Nash and (Marcin) Gortat play really good together, but there’s nobody in the league who has played together as long as we have and know each other’s best moves and where each other are going to be. down the road, it may be a dream come true.”
Nowadays, tattoos are already a part of art and a lot of people are already into it. The zodiac tattoo flash is one of the beautiful tattoo designs that signifies the specific qualities of an individual.
Zodiac signs are a part of astrology and are also recognized as the sun signs. They have premeditated every sign where people will determine their specific sign through their birth date and people under each sign have diverse and unique characteristics. Learning your own sign and your specific characteristics could be fun.
Basically, the zodiac signs are twelve and each has its own symbolism. People who were born between March 21 and April 20 have the sign of Aries that is signified by an animal ram. They usually possess the instinctive and go-getting personalities. The sign of Taurus is the second one which is symbolized by the bull and people have the qualities of being hard workers and leaders. People belong to this sign when they were born between April 21 and may 21. The twins represents the 3rd sign Gemini and you must celebrate you birthday between may 22 and June 21, people have the characteristics of being perceptive and discreet.
Next sign would be the Cancer where it is represented by a crab and you must be born between the 22nd of June and 22nd of July, people with this sign are outgoing and enticing. Leo is the fifth sign and its representation is a lion, the people with this sign are known to be ambitious and a leader and were born between July 23 and August 23. The sixth is the Virgo and it is symbolized by the virgin, people born on this sign have the characteristics of being jolly and thoughtful. If you were born between August 24 and September 22 then, this is your sign.
The weighing scale represents the seventh sign, the Libra and this is the sign of people when they celebrate their birthday between September 22 and October 22, the characteristics that they possess are flirtatious and charming. next is the Scorpio, this is your sign when you were born between the 23rd of October and 21st of November. With this sign, you get the characteristics of being emotional and can easily forgive but hard to forget. Sagittarius has been represented by the half man and half beast image, if you celebrate your birthday between November 22 and December 21 then this is your sign and the qualities that are attached on you are warm and friendly.
You are a Capricorn if your birthday is between December 22 and January 20 which is signified by a billy goat and your characteristics would be hard working, conceited and ambitious. The water bearer represents the second to the last sign which is the Aquarius and belong to this sign when you celebrate your birth day between January 21 and February 19, peace loving and carefree are typically the qualities you have. The 12th and last sign is the Pisces and its symbolism is the fish, people who were born between February 20 and March 20 usually acquire the qualities of being moody and sensitive.
As it was stated earlier, the twelve zodiac signs have used mostly of animals as a representation and you can make use of your own zodiac sign as your tattoo. You can also change the look of your zodiac tattoo and add more elements or names on it.
Check on zodiac tattoo flash to see more unique designs.
The paper is from Leonard et al and it’s published in PLoS ONE, so it’s open access if you want to take a peek. The authors used a database system in the state of Western Australia which allowed them to find out what happened to all of the babies born between 1984 and 1999 who were still alive as of 2005. there were 400,000 of them.
The records included information on children diagnosed with either an autism spectrum disorder (ASD), intellectual disability aka mental retardation (ID), or both. They decided to only look at singleton births i.e. not twins or triplets.
In total, 1,179 of the kids had a diagnosis of ASD. That’s 0.3% or about 1 in 350, much lower than more recent estimates, but these more recent studies used very different methods. just over 60% of these also had ID, which corresponds well to previous estimates.
There were about 4,500 cases of ID without ASD in the sample, a rate of just over 1%; the great majority of these (90%) had mild-to-moderate ID. They excluded an additional 800 kids with ID associated with a “known biomedical condition” like Down’s Syndrome.
So what did they find? well, a whole bunch, and it’s all interesting. Bullet point time.
- Between 1984 to 1999, rates of ID without ASD fell and rates of ASD rose, although there was a curious sudden fall in the rates of ASD without ID just before the end of the study. in 1984, “mild-moderate ID” without autism was by far the most common diagnosis, with 10 times the rate of anything else. By 1999, it was exactly level with ASD+ID, and ASD without ID was close behind. Here’s the graph; note the logarithmic scale:
- Boys had a much higher rate of autism than girls, especially when it came to autism without ID. This has been known for a long time.
- Second- and third- born children had a higher rate of ID, and a lower rate of ASD, compared to firstborns.
- Older mothers had children with more autism – both autism with and without ID, but the trend was bigger for autism with ID. But they had less ID. For fathers, the trend was the same and the effect was even bigger. Older parents are more likely to have autistic children but less likely to have kids with ID.
- Richer parents had a strongly reduced liklihood of ID. Rates of ASD with ID were completely flat, but rates of ASD without ID were raised in the richer groups, though it was not linear (the middle groups were highest. – and effect was small.)
To summarize: the risk factors for autism were in most cases the exact opposite of those for ID. The more “advantaged” parental traits like being richer, and being older, were associated with more autism, but less ID. and as time went on, diagnosed rates of ASD rose while rates of ID fell (though only slightly for severe ID).
Why is this? The simplest explanation would be that there are many children out there for whom it’s not easy to determine whether they have ASD or ID. which diagnosis any such child gets would then depend on cultural and sociological factors – broadly speaking, whether clinicians are willing to give (and parents willing to accept) one or the other.
The authors note that autism has become a less stigmatized condition in Australia recently. Nowdays, they say, a diagnosis of ASD may be preferable to a diagnosis of “just” “plain old” ID, in terms of access to financial support amongst other things. however, it is also harder to get a diagnosis of ASD, as it requires you to go through a more extensive and complex series of assessments.
Clearly some parents will be better able to achieve this than others. in other countries, like South Korea, autism is still one of the most stigmatized conditions of childhood, and we’d expect that there, the trend would be reversed.
The authors also note the theory that autism rates are rising because of some kind of environmental toxin causing brain damage, like mercury or vaccinations. however, as they point out, this would probably cause more of all neurological/behavioural disorders, including ID; at the least it wouldn’t reduce the rates of any.
These data clearly show that rates of ID fell almost exactly in parallel with rates of ASD rising, in Western Australia over this 15 year period. what will the vaccine-vexed folks over at Age of Autism make of this study, one wonders?
Filed under: THCB
Tagged: Autism Apr 25, 2011
My friend is going to have twins soon. One boy & one girl.
Which name OUT OF THE LIST do you like best. please pick a first & middle name. The last name is Becker
Lara [ Lah - ra ]
Chelsea [ Chel - see ]
I think these are the best!!!
Eva Carolynn Becker
Cole Chandler Becker
I hope i helped
Leah Hayden and Cody Lucas Becker <3
for the girl I think Lindsey Hailey Becker sounds beautiful
for the boy I think Logan Lucas Becker sounds beautiful as well.
Hope this helps good Luck
Lara Eve Becker
Cole Ellis Becker
Haley Eve and Christian Cole
Hayden Eve Becker (Hayden Becker)
Hudson Cole Becker (Hudson Becker)
Love love love these names!!!!!!!!
I liked Chelsea Christine and Lucas Evan.
Logan Cole Becker
Lara Hope Becker
(But if you don't want them to start with the same letter:)
Eva Hope Becker
I love the name Elle. It is really cute and very feminine. I`m not to sure about Carolynn about the middle name though. You want the middle name to be longer than Elle. Go ahead and pick a middle name that has significance to you.
Chandler Lucas or Lucas Chandler
Chandler is one of my favorite boy names and I have always really liked Lucas. I think it is really cute.
Leah Christine- I love. love. love. love. this name. WITH a PASSION. Leah is one of my favorite names ever, and it sounds so feminine and classy. Christine just compliments it even more by giving it what I call a "fashionable" sound.. I mean think about it.. Leah Christine Becker.. so amazing!
Lucas Chandler Becker- so I have already decided that Lucas is one of my favorite names ever.. and Chandler flows really well. Lucas is so trendy.. I feel that Chandler gives it kind of a tranditional twist in it's own way.. I know it's not a traditional name.. but it sounds like it! And I just realized that the twins would have the same initials.. and I really like that idea.
Leah Christine and Lucas Chandler Becker– Best set of twin names I've ever heard.. not to brag.. I think I might use them one day if I have twins!(:
Leah and Lucas. I just love it.
Hope this helps! And also hope I didn't say too much how much I love the names(:
Chelsea Hope Becker
Christian Cole Becker
Haley Elle Becker
Logan Hudson Becker
Girl: Haley Eve
Boy: Hudson Cole
(both twins so both names start with H)
Haley Lara Becker
Logan Hudson Becker
Boy – Lucas Cody Becker
Girl – Lindsey Haley Becker
Chelsea Eva Becker and Cody Evan Becker
Courtney Hope Becker and Ellis Hudson Becker!!!!!!! <3
Lara, Haley, Hayden, Ella, Eve
Trevor, Lucas, Cody, Cole, Hudson
Haley Hope Becker and Chandler Cole Becker
Haley Elle Becker and Chandler Evan Becker
Those are my favorites! Congrats!
Twins are a lot of work, I just had my boys at the end of may. their names are Winslow Joseph and Oscar Charles.
Leah Rose Becker
Evan Caleb Becker ( I personally think that Caleb Evan Becker would work better.
Mind if I share some of my favorite names for her/your ideas?
For a girl- Rose Emery (Last name)
Lily Faith (Last name)
Ella Snowe (Last name)
for a boy- Caleb Evan (Last Name)
Gage Hunter (Last Name)
Leah Christine and Cole Lucas They are adorable and they are connected by having flip flopped initials but it isn't matchy and horrible like some twins!
Help with mine?
Eva Hope !♥♥♥ sooo pretty!
Christine Lara & Trevor Hudson
Tina & Trevor. They still match, using her nn, but they definitely have their own names with nothing in common (like if they named them Christine & Christian.)