30 years after Jonestown, hoops redefining Jones family legacy

I thought I knew just about everything about this story, and then I saw this today.

The Jonestown basketball team was playing in a tournament in Georgetown, Guyana, when the cult came to a violent end on Nov. 18, 1978. When it all happened, they happened to be out of town.

In the boisterous aftermath of helping his San Diego Toreros clinch an NCAA tournament berth, Rob Jones slapped one of his prominent tattoos, the one with the cross and the name Jones, and pointed to his proud father, Jim Jones Jr., in the stands.
The Toreros had just upset Gonzaga to win the West Coast Conference tournament and reach the NCAAs for the fourth time in school history. Between the freshman forward and his father, though, there was something much deeper going on. Three decades after the horrific mass suicide-murder at Jonestown, it was good to be a Jones.

What a wild story!


~ by thedark2 on March 19, 2008.

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