Yesterday Phoenix Suns’ Rookie Josh Jackson and his mother Apples Jones participated in a Mother’s Day edition of the Scoop B. Radio podcast with Brandon ‘Scoop B’ Robinson. The trio dived into a variety of different topics during a 20-minute segment with Scoop asking Jones about her choice to give up an opportunity to try out for the WNBA. Instead, Jones decided to talk care of her son Josh.
The decision was ultimately Jones’ choice to make and according to her, it was the right one to make. She would continue by saying if you bring a child into this world, it is part of your duty as a parent to take of them. By doing so it allowed her to focus all of her attention towards raising Josh to the best of her ability. Scoop would later present a follow-up question to Josh asking him would he be willing to give up his dream of playing in the NBA to follow in his mother’s footsteps.
He would respond by making this statement “Man, I know it was a huge sacrifice…I don’t really think about it that much, and (inaudible). But I’ve always appreciated my mom, I love her to death.”
Later in the interview, the trio would discuss should there be a true definition of what a rookie is in the NBA. Ben Simmons as we all know did not play a single minute last season for the Philadephia 76ers and by the NBA’s current role he is still labeled as a rookie. Now, by that definition, he should be considered for the category, but here is where others can argue that fact. He had a year to see how things working in the NBA, while I guess you can say, true rookies, like Donovan Mitchell, Josh Jackson, Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and Dennis Smith Jr. Did not have an opportunity to experience it prior to the 2017-2018 season.
The full interview with Scoop B Radio, Josh Jackson, and Apples Jones can be heard in its entirety at the link below.