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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260672

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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260683

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John Greenleaf Whittier: "Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these: 'It might have been!'”
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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260684

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Sad story, dude should've went to UCLA.
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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260695

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That is a tragic story. I wish things could have turned out differently for Jordan (and for St. John's). Such a waste...
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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260697

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Somewhere missing in this characterization is personal responsibility.

No doubt he had an incredibly rough upbringing, but he also refused to be a student, integrate into the college experience, and stay away from Philly thugs. Based on what others have said, he reportedly wasn't going home to Philly during the week at SJU to make chicken soup for his mom or to see his siblings off to school, but to hang out with his friends.

I read some startling statistics a couple of months ago about how to break free of the chains of poverty, based on a study by the Brookings Institute:

"Brookings whittled down a lot of analysis into three simple rules. You can avoid poverty by:

1. Graduating from high school.

2. Waiting to get married until after 21 and do not have children till after being married.

3. Having a full-time job.

If you do all those three things, your chance of falling into poverty is just 2 percent. Meanwhile, you’ll have a 74 percent chance of being in the middle class.

Applies to everyone
These rules apply to all races and ethnic groups. Breaking these rules is becoming more commonplace, unfortunately, for all racial groups.

By contrast, young adults who violated all three norms — dropped out, got married before 21 and had children out of wedlock and didn’t have a full-time job — had a 76 percent chance of winding up in poverty and a 7 percent chance of winding up in the middle class.

Ron Haskins, co-author of the Brookings study, looked at census information.

He called the results “astounding,” noting that it’s time to emphasize the role that personal decisions have on staying out of the poorhouse."

Jordan is incredibly gifted athletically. He was a lock just about to make money playing basketball somewhere in the world, maybe even the NBA. Maybe he wasn't equipped to make good decisions, but at SJU he was surrounded by a staff that tried to help him, but he chose to go his own way.
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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260698

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his life doesn't have to be over he just needs to get his head out and survive prison. When I first heard about him and how he took care of his younger siblings I took an instant like for him regardless of his 5 stars. It's like the wise sage says:

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Chuck Norris once fought superman. The loser had to wear his underwear over his pants.
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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260699

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Life is about choices, Rasheed made bad ones!.
The Big East and NYC needs a strong SJU team!
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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260701

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as was just said just a tragic sad story
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Rysheed Jordan 2 weeks 5 days ago #260702

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Big picture the real victim in this story is Steve Lavin, whose legacy was tarnished by Jordan's immature decisions.
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