Before Jordan and Ewing ever reached the professional level, though, they very nearly became teammates at the University of North Carolina.

Until the Ku Klux Klan ruined it all.

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During a visit to Dan Patrick’s radio show on Thursday to discuss his gig with the Bobcats, the talk turned to Ewing’s feelings about linking up with Jordan, which led the big man to discuss their missed collegiate connection.

The story begins with Ewing, then a much coveted recruit who’d played his high school ball for Cambridge Rindge & Latin School in Cambridge, Mass, taking a trip down south to visit Chapel Hill.

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