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Terrence Jones surprised his mom with a new car on Mother’s Day

Jeff Eisenberg
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Linda Mashia-Jones and her new car (via @TerrenceJones1)

When ex-Kentucky forward Terrence Jones' mom returned home to Portland on Sunday night after spending the day with her son in Los Angeles, she found a final Mother's Day surprise waiting for her.

Parked in front of Linda Mashia-Jones' house was a new Cadillac SRX Crossover with a giant red bow on it.

Jones tweeted a photo of the car while his mom was still en route to Portland, joking with his followers that none of them should call or text her to ruin the surprise. Apparently Mashia-Jones was quite pleased with her gift because her son later tweeted a photo of her smiling next to the car.

"Loved hearing how happy she was," Jones wrote. "Can't wait to watch the video."

Cynics have already questioned where Jones got the money to purchase a car valued at between $36,000 and $55,000, but there's a relatively obvious explanation. Jones reportedly signed with Arn Tellem of the Wasserman Media Group last week. And agents typically give future lottery picks a hefty advance that the players then pay back once they sign their rookie contracts after the draft.

Regardless, for once, let's just celebrate a generous act rather than scrutinizing it. Many players say they're going to use their first paycheck to buy something nice for a family member who raised them. Jones actually followed through with it.

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