Josh Jackson's new number grabs Tyler Self's attention
After a summer spent wearing wild and wacky No. 99 with the Phoenix Suns’ summer league team, it appears that former Kansas standout Josh Jackson is prepared to enter his rookie season with a number that’s more common in the basketball world.
Jackson, who wore No. 11 at Kansas, will be wearing No. 20 for the Suns this season, largely because veteran guard Brandon Knight already wears No. 11.
Sure, guys have been known to pay for numbers in the past. And, yeah, it’ll probably happen again many times over in the future. But not Jackson. At least not now.
When he got to KU, that was a totally different story, as he had to work out a deal with Tyler Self for the coveted No. 11.
If I remember correctly, Jackson said the terms of the deal were a nice meal, maybe a steak dinner, on Jackson, which, clearly, was good enough for Tyler, who gave up No. 11 and switched to No. 20, the number his dad wore at Oklahoma State.
That’s where things get funny and the short comedy skit played out on Twitter on Friday.
Here’s a look:
Not a bad jab by Tyler followed by a pretty solid reply from Jackson.