There are certainly few mother-son duos involved in the NBA like Phoenix Suns rookie Josh Jackson and his mother, Apples Jones.
As we come out of another Mother’s Day we can get from the story of the former Kansas University standout and his fellow ball-playing mother a great example of sacrifice and devotion from a mother to her son and what that can mean when the two unite against the world.
Our man Brandon “Scoop B” Robinson recently talked to Jackson and Jones for a Mother’s Day special of his Scoop B Radio podcast, listen to it here and also check out Scoop B Radio online to subscribe and keep up with all his episodes. Also get other Scoop B content at Basketball Society.
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Jackson, Bulls Hoping To Hit In Lottery
Just as Scoop was in town last week, Jackson is here currently as a representative for the Phoenix Suns, who hold the best chance to get the No. 1 draft pick in this year’s highly anticipated draft.
The biggest step towards securing that No. 1 pick occurs tonight in Chicago as the Lottery picks are sorted out. The hometown Bulls hold a 5.3 percent chance of No. 1, with five ping pong balls available to them in the draw, as apposed to the 25% chance afforded to Phoenix, who has 25 balls of their own up in the air. The complete list of odds for the lottery teams are below.
|Team (Record)||No. 1 pick odds||Top-3 pick odds|
|Phoenix Suns (21-61)||25 percent||64.2 percent|
|Memphis Grizzlies (22-60)||19.9 percent||55.8 percent|
|Dallas Mavericks (24-58)||13.8 percent||42.6 percent|
|Atlanta Hawks (24-58)||13.7 percent||42.6 percent|
|Orlando Magic (25-57)||8.8 percent||29.1 percent|
|Chicago Bulls (27-55)||5.3 percent||18.3 percent|
|Sacramento Kings (27-55)||5.3 percent||18.3 percent|
|Cleveland Cavaliers (via Nets) (28-54)||2.8 percent||9.9 percent|
|New York Knicks (29-53)||1.7 percent||6.1 percent|
|Philadelphia 76ers or Boston Celtics (via Lakers) (35-47)||1.1 percent||4.0 percent|
|Charlotte Hornets (36-46)||0.8 percent||2.9 percent|
|Detroit Pistons or LA Clippers (39-43)||0.7 percent||2.5 percent|
|LA Clippers (42-40)||0.6 percent||2.2 percent|
|Denver Nuggets (46-36)||0.5 percent||1.8 percent|