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hondo
03-07-2016, 10:54 AM
When Jordan played at GU I was 10 year old and he was my favorite player.
http://www.thehistorymakers.com/biography/charles-r-jordan-39

ZagNative
03-07-2016, 12:56 PM
Quite a guy. This was interesting and sad to me:
Jordan earned his high school diploma from Palm Springs High School in 1956. As a high school basketball star he was offered numerous athletic scholarships. From 1956 until 1961 he attended Gonzaga University in Washington where he earned his Bachelor of Science degrees in Education, Sociology and Philosophy. He did graduate work in Education at Loma Linda University and in Public Administration at the University of Southern California.

Upon graduation from Gonzaga, Jordan was unable to obtain a job in his field of study. He was forced to work as a gardener for California actors Lawrence Harvey and Jack Lambert.

hondo
03-08-2016, 12:51 PM
Sad indeed and what is worse is that there are some people today who would like to return to that kind of oppression.