Is Jalen Rose the First Jalen?

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Jalen rose. You are a former college basketball and nba star you're now an analyst and nba countdown co host of your own show jalen and jacoby and you have never been timid about making bold statements. It is safe to say but we are here to talk to you today about one of the craziest sounding boasts. I've ever heard anybody make and it is that you specifically are the forefather of the name. Jalen i'm definitely the oldest jalen on definitely the eldest jalen. There was a time in my life while actually got tease for the nate. There's nobody more brutally honest then kids in the elderly imagine being author four fifth grade skinny kid with patches on his pants and bumps on his face people. Tease me about my name so very much. It became a topic of conversation and got me into a lot of altercations. Actually one of the things my mother did is. She told me that the name jalen was a superpower and so again i give my mother the entire credit for creating the name. There's so many people throughout the world that are making up names for their children. She made a one. That actually stuck

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