I was one of the guys who was jumping up and down when Jimmer got drafted. The
expectations would have been WAY too high here in Utah for him. A friend of
mine who was sitting with me is a big time BYU fan and loves Jimmer. He didn't
want him to come to the jazz because of unreal expectations. Don't say U fans
don't want him to succeed. I'm a U fan and hope he does.
@Dennis"Jimmer should NOW go on a Mission. That's his
duty."*********Now that would be a great story to pass up
millions in the NBA to serve a mission for his faith.
Jimmer should NOW go on a Mission. That's his duty.
I think the job of non-stop gushing over Jimmer is more of a fairy tale for GW
than the NBA could ever be for anyone.
Utes21-There was a DN or KSL article a couple of weeks ago that
cited Jazz brass as saying they did a study to see which college teams their
fans rooted for, and I believe it came out to be 2 to 1 in favor of the U. I
think the point of the article was to say while there were many BYU fans hoping
for the Jazz to pick Jimmer, they were still in the minority when it came to the
overall fan base.
Congratulations Jimmer, you're truly a class act of a young man. Having a dream and attaining it takes guts that most of us will never truly
comprehend.Good luck at Sacramento, they need you! I look forward to
watching the Kings as my next favorite team to follow after the Jazz!And to the naysayers... hardy ha ha he he ho ho to U
I thought all those Ute fans that said Jimmer was a 2nd round pick at best would
be hiding today. Guess they can't stand the thought of leaving there grandma's
@ Middle of the Road | 1:04 p.m. June 24, 2011 Home Town USA, UT That's just painful.
Clarification: You know, Utes21, it is the fans from the U that clapped so loud
and hooped an hollered when Jimmer was picked up through the Milwaukee team and
that made it so he didn't go to the Jazz, period, per Greg Ubel's article today.
So it was not the Jazz who were the ones that didn't want him, it
was the Ute element and they couldn't be happy if Jimmmer was picked up by the
Utah NBA team. Duh,.
@ Middle of the RoadWhat are you talking about? Name one player on the
Jazz who has any affiliation with the U? Why has this even become anything to do
with the U? Man the lot of you have huge insecurities. Hating the Jazz now
because they didnt draft Jimmer? The Jazz are a professional team they have
nothing to do with the Utah/byu rivalry. There as many U haters out there as all
the supposed byu haters. You are mostly bandwagon fans, cmon leave the U out of
Is there now a new "King James" in the NBA?
Kings Owner said this morning that they have sold more season tickets today then
all of last year.This is called the "Jimmer-Effect".A new stadium is next.
I am so glad for a different reason that Jimmer is going to the Kings. The
attidute and atmosphere of the Jazz is so U OF U. That is why Jimmer didn't
belong to the Jazz element, anyway. Unless Sacramento gets a
commitment to build another arena for the Kings, it is goodbye for them in
Northern California. Anaheim would welcome them, and Jimmer will shine even
more there. It is a win-win for Sacramento. The Kings, old fans and
new will benefit by the future sellout crowds, so the Kings can wear the crown
of victory having the Jimmer on board!Anytime a chubby-cheeked kid
can make it to the NBA, it is real news, and history. Life goes on.
Sad that the Utah-BYU rivalry is so intense Utah fans are happy to see the most
interesting player in the draft go to a rival because the hate BYU so much. Good
news for them is they'll be able to fan the flames of their hate each time the
Jazz play the Kings.This is not a healthy rivalry like USC-UCLA or
Washington-Oregon. It is religious bigotry pure and simple. As a Husky, I
delighted in Washington wins over USC and Oregon. But I cheered Paul Westfall at
USC because he was so good. Kareem, Walton, all the UCLA greats. I
"hated" UCLA but I cheered their great players. I was glad to see Van
Horn, Doleac, et al. get drafted and was sad to see they did not really pan out
in the NBA, but hey, they were western players.This is not
reciprocated by the BYU haters in Utah (the state). This vitriol is religious,
with nothing to do with sport.I for one would like to see this
"rivalry" die. If BYU never plays Utah again, I would say,
Yeah, I'll be watching Sacramento now, myself. Like many (since there's no
school affiliations), I watch pro-basketball because of the players, not because
of the team; so many former Jazz watchers may be turning to the Jimmer channel.
With all the Jimmer fans in Utah and other places, and the many BYU grads in
California, the Sacramento team gave themselves a hugh attendance and TV viewing
boost, and consequently, team support! Sacramento will now probably
be the BYU and other Jimmer-fans' team, and the Jazz will belong to the Utes!After all, the report was that Utah fans cheered loudest when
Sacramento, rather than the Jazz, chose Jimmer ---- So, the rivalry continues!!!
Jimmer was fun to watch this year. Hopefully we can see him for many years in
Lets all take a deep breath here and realize that Jimmer is not Provo anymore.
What he achieved at BYU is irrelevant now that he has moved on to the NBA and to
a new market with all new fans. He is going to have to prove himself all over
again. We should all support him and cheer for him, but lets not crown him
Rookie of the Year just yet. The Jimmer has a long and tough road ahead of him
and there are sure to be many bumps along the way.
I became a huge Colts fan with Collie, now I can add the Kings to my list of new
favorite teams. Would have loved to see Jimmer in a Jazz uniform but very happy
for him to go in the top 10 of the draft. I think Jimmer will be just as
successful as Collie has been and prove many of the doubters wrong.
@oh ye confederacy of duncesYou were never a real Jazz fan to begin with
so what point are you trying to prove? I am glad the Jimmer bandwagon has all
decided today to become kings fans, its cracking me up!Anyways good luck
Jimmer hopefully you can prove all your doubters wrong. We know you have the
talent, stay strong in the Gospel and be an example to your team mates. You are still the chuck norris of college basketball though! I cant resist for
old time sakes. If at first you don't succeed, you're not Jimmer Fredette.
Jimmer is the reason why Waldo is hiding. Jimmer doesn't breathe, he holds air
hostage. Jimmer can slam a revolving door. Jimmer can beat Halo 3 on
Legendary...with a guitar hero controller!
I guess the U trolls are really scratching their collective heads right now.Jimmer is supposed to be in Europe not the NBA! "Mark It
I will never be a big Kings fan but the more Jimmer plays, the more I will watch
them. I believe he has gone to a place that will give him the best chance of
success. It is up to him to make the most of it. He will give it everything he
has and I think he has what it takes to be an impact player.
Congrats Jimmer!Still disproving the naysayers, your NBA dream is
now a reality!Good luck in Sactown, I'm now officially a Kings fan.
I hate crowds.I can not stand the element that goes to rock concerts, even
though I have never been to one.I have a life long goal of:1. Never
attending a major league baseball game. (Fail! My ward opted to go to Mormon
night at the Mariners and I was in the Young Men's Presidency).2. Never
attend a rock concert. (So far successful)3. Never attend an NBA game (So
far so good)With Jimmer in the NBA I might just change my tune on
the NBA games, but only if Jimmer is playing. In as much as I live in the
Seattle area and we no longer have an NBA team here (yea!) I am probably still
safe.BTW: My life long goals do not extend to BYU sporting events.
I would attend them in a heart beat.The Mariners game turned out okay.
They LOST to the Angels 10-zip!
Jimmer couldn't have gone to a better team, what with their starting PG being
traded just to get him, as far as getting a chance to play a lot right away.Whether Jimmer stays there his whole career, or becomes a pawn between
teams vying for a title, remains to be seen.I'm both happy and sad.
Happy for him to go to a team where he can grow quickly, and sad he's not
playing for my home team.Go Jimmer! Continue to Jimmer them
doubters! Mr. POY, top ten NBA pick!
I was bummed to see that Jimmer didnt slip to #12 but also very happy he got
taken in the top 10. As the ute fans in front of us at ESA stood and
cheered that Jimmer was being taken before the Jazz had a chance, I also stood.
I stood in ovation of a great person, a great player, a superstar from BYU. He
gave us some incredible moments over the years that I will never forget. Thanks, Jimmer. Good luck in SacTown!
Always liked the Kings, now I love them. The arena is really loud. Saw a Laker
game there in a luxury box and the noise level plus the cowbells were exciting.
Congrats tro Jimmer! Top ten pick, POY, All American on all teams. It's very
telling to see after all that success, that ute fans are still trying to take
him down. Jealousy breeds contempt. It's a great day for Y fans an embarassing
day for u fan. Now I'm sure the next step of unrelenting hatred is to watch his
career and criticize his every move. Insecurity is rampant.
I am now a Mavs fan and a Kings fan. When will the Jimmer/Kings jerseys be
available?Go get 'em, Jimmer! I will be watching.
I haven't watched the NBA since the 'Stockton-to-Malone' days, and didn't really
miss it. It seemed to have morphed into more 'thug ball' than anything else.I am now a Sacramento Kings fan, and will continue to follow Jimmer's
career. Thanks for a great 3 years Jimmer, and may you continue to prove your
Were you to list 5 of the worst places for Jimmer to land the Kings are on that
list. Too bad. One of the sink holes in the NBA.
I am now a Kings fan (as well as a Jazz fan).I look forward to
watching Jimmer play and grow!
They are making a movie about Jimmer. It's a documentary about his work before
the draft and supposedly culminating with his pick tonight. It will be fun to
see. I recommend that all Jimmer haters stay home.
Next, Jimmer will turn Coke into Pepsi just as he qualifies for the Hall of
Fame. I really am rooting for the kid but the pressure of expectations in Utah
would have been unreal. Everytime the Jazz lost it would have been Corbin's
fault for not playing Jimmer 48 minutes or letting him shoot enough. Good luck
in Sac-Town and wherever the franchise moves after that.
Can't wait to order my league pass...I'm a newly converted Kings fan. It's
interesting, I am more excited about what he will do next year than I am about
my previous favorite team; the Jazz. He will have a chance to once again
prove all the naysayers wrong. Go get 'em Jimmer, and never stop!