Damon Darron Jones (born August 25 1976 in Galveston, Texas) nicknamed DJ is a professional basketball player currently with the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

A 6' 3" point guard-shooting guard, he played collegiately for three years at the University of Houston but went unselected during the 1998 NBA Draft.

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Jones played for the Ball High Golden Tornadoes basketball team. His ability to shoot from behind the arc spawned a popular cheer, "Threes please!" nhjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghjghj He went on to the University of Houston after his graduation in 1994.

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After averaging a career high 11.7 points a game for the Miami Heat during the 2004-05 season, Jones departed to sign a four-year contract with the Cavaliers on September 7, 2005. A journeyman throughout his career, Jones has never played for the same team for more than one season. In his career, he has played for 10 different teams.

Jones is most notable for his ability to make three-point field goals. In fact, three-point attempts make up the majority of his field goal attempts because his role is often to wait on the outside while teammates Shaquille O'Neal, Dwyane Wade or LeBron James force double teams. Jones is supremely confident of his shot, once proclaiming that he is "the best shooter in the world".

He is known to love attention and often relishes post-game press conferences when most players would rather just leave the arena. Jones is known to talk a lot of trash while playing on the court. He is also known for his "karate kicks" when he's dribbling the ball.

Damon is a weekly radio guest on Sirius Satellite Radio's Full Court Press.

On April 5, 2006 Jones was cleared of a charge of sexual assault. An Arizona woman claim that he committed a sexual offense against her. The 23-year-old woman, who was visiting Cleveland, filed a complaint against Jones when she returned to Chandler, Arizona alleging an offense was committed on March 3rd. The Arizona Department of Public Safety analyzed evidence and results were negative for the presence of male DNA. The woman was unable to describe any sex act, where it may have taken place or who was involved, police said.  ?The whole time I said that I was innocent,? Jones said before the Cavs' game at New York. ?I knew there was an investigation that had to happen and I respect that process. I was fully cooperative and I?m just glad it's over.?

On May 5, 2006 Damon came off the bench to play his first minute of the game to hit the game winning shot in overtime to get the Cleveland Cavaliers into the second round of the NBA playoffs for the first time in more than ten years.

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