Conetoe and the limits of human talent

Tyler Cowen cites an analysis questioning whether Kareem, Russell, Jordan, Curry or Magic is the most valuable player of all time. Cowen frames the issue in terms of “The Limits of Human Talent.” Noteworthy to me: all but Russell have key North Carolina connections.

Closer: a trusted source tells me that Magic Johnson’s mother’s family started out in Conetoe, before moving to Tarboro. Just as Theolonius Monk’s mother’s family also started in Conetoe before moving to Rocky Mount. 


Two of the most notable figures of our time – testing the limits of human talent – link back to Conetoe.

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  • Nancy Foster  On November 23, 2018 at 5:25 am

    That’s our people!


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