Tyus and Tre Jones's mother, Debbie, was diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
The Sixers' Jimmy Bulter sent a message to Tre and Tyus Jones's mother, Debbie, on his pink Air Jordan 32s on Thursday night as Philadelphia hosted Toronto in Game 3 at the Wells Fargo Center. He wrote the words "Mama Jones, We Fighting," on the soles with a heart. Debbie diagnosed with breast cancer earlier this year.
Butler and Tyus were teammates in Minnesota before the former was traded to Philadelphia in November.
The brothers announced Debbie's diagnosis on Instagram in early March and added that the cancer was caught "at an early stage." The Timberwolves held an online auction to raise money for breast health awareness to support Tyus and the Jones family in April.
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We are writing this post so that this information comes from our family, and that we can answer any questions before they are asked. Our mother, our rock, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. We are fortunate that it was caught at an early stage. We want to let everyone know she is doing great and fighting extremely hard. Anyone that knows her, knows how tough and strong she truly is and that she will beat this! We would like to ask for prayers, positive vibes, and privacy for our family during this time. We love you momma and we got your back!💙💘
Tre honored Debbie's battle on March 22 with a customized pair of Duke Kyrie 5s during the Blue Devils' first-round NCAA tournament game.
The 76ers will take on the Raptors in Game 4 on Sunday as the playoffs continue. Tip-off is set for 3:30 p.m. ET.