1:43 p.m. Jones is introduced, and 1,965 fans give him a
standing ovation. Not bad for a guy shooting 24% from the floor
and 45% from the free throw line.
1:49 p.m. In the opening minute of play, Jones, who averages 20
minutes, four points and two assists per game, launches a shot
from the top of the key. Air ball.
1:53 p.m. Jones commits a charging foul, sending a Tropics big
man crashing to the floor. The three-knockdown rule is not in
1:57 p.m. Jones hits a layup.
1:59 p.m. Jones makes another layup and is fouled. Completes
three-point play. Considers retiring from boxing.
2:05 p.m. Jones comes to the bench. Hot dog sales soar.
2:48 p.m. Halftime. Barracudas president Artis Gilmore is asked
for a scouting report on Jones.
SI: "What is your reaction to Roy saying he would like to
someday play in the NBA?"
Gilmore: "Roy Jones said that?"
3:17 p.m. Jones dribbles the ball off his knee, leading to an
easy Treasure Coast layup. Funny, none of the Tropics taunt him.
3:50 p.m. With a Jacksonville victory assured, Jones leaves the
bench and heads for the locker room midway through the fourth
quarter. Turns thoughts to pugilism. Predicts sixth-round
Roy was a great boxer. He was a shit ball player.