Eddie Jones Rumors

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Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones
Position: -
Born: 10/20/71
Height: 6-6 / 1.98
Weight:199 lbs. / 90.7 kg.
Earnings: $101,254,222 ($140,771,108*)
Even though he was but a high schooler, Bryant spent plenty of time running pickup inside Temple University’s Pearson Hall gymnasium. These weren’t run-of-the-mill battles against Joe Frat Boy. No, his opponents included many of the Owls stars, including future NBA players Rick Brunson, Aaron McKie and Eddie Jones. “God, he was so polished for a high school kid,” recalled Jones. “Flat-out talented. Most impressive, he wasn’t scared. We were All-Americans, big names in college basketball. And Kobe just brought it right at us. You knew this kid was NBA-bound. There was zero question.”
“He was good at always looking out for my boys, telling them to come work out at the Mamba gym, but I wish I would have communicated with him more,” O’Neal said. “People in our lives, if we think about them, we should communicate a little bit more. “The other day I was just thinking: ‘I wonder what Nick Van Exel is doing. I wonder what Eddie Jones is doing.’ I’m trying to do a better job now, at the tender age of 47, of just communicating with people.”
When the Heat drafted Josh Richardson in 2016, both Dwyane Wade and Udonis Haslem mentioned similarities between Richardson and former Heat guard Eddie Jones. Jones this week said he also sees those similarities. “I like the kid,” Jones said at Jason Taylor’s annual charity golf tournament. “I would like to see him more aggressive [offensively]. Before Dwyane got back, he was super aggressive. I wish he would keep that aggressiveness and not defer as much.”
Like Jones, Richardson is an excellent defender; this season, he is holding players he guards to 40.6 percent shooting, fourth-best among all forwards who have defended at least 300 shots. “I love the way he defends,” Jones said. “He doesn’t want to be embarrassed [by the player he’s guarding]. I like watching him play. If you are a two-way player, it can take a toll on your offense. [But] I like the way he shoots the three.”
Nevertheless, Jones is not someone who will stand out in history — it’s likely he’ll go down as the player who the Los Angeles Lakers traded to the Charlotte Hornets in 1999 so that a young Kobe Bryant could take on a bigger role. Like many players through history, Jones will be remembered almost entirely by fans who came of age in his particular era. That’s a shame, in a way, because Jones was valuable and deserves notice. Of course, it is maybe a little goofy to own 11 different Eddie Jones jerseys. This photo does not lie (via @traread):
The competition is ruthless. And Davis knows that the NBA isn’t the same as when he left. “[I could] go out hard the night before, then come out the next day and give you 40,” Davis says. “You know why? I came in with Anthony Mason, Derrick Coleman, Eddie Jones. [They would tell rookies] ‘You put the bags up. You better have the condoms. You better meet us.’ That’s what I came into.”