ESPN's Michael Wilbon urges Sacramento Kings to 'Free Jimmer'

Published: Tuesday, Feb. 26 2013 12:35 p.m. MST

On the Feb. 25 edition of ESPN's "Pardon The Interruption," co-host Tony Kornheiser extended birthday wishes to basketball player Jimmer Fredette, prompting co-host Michael Wilbon to urge the Sacramento Kings to "Free Jimmer".

At the 18:29 mark of the "PTI" podcast, Kornheiser was discussing Fredette's lack of playing time despite his heavily hyped college career and steady improvement in the NBA, causing Wilbon to comment that Fredette was "on the wrong team."

In his second season in the NBA, Fredette's field goal, 3-point and free-throw percentages are all up, but he's only averaging 14.1 minutes a game — almost a minute and a half less than his rookie campaign.

Ryan Carreon is a web editor for DeseretNews.com. E-mail him at rcarreon@desnews.com

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