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Published: Thursday, June 23 2011 11:00 p.m. MDT

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oh ye confederacy of dunces
Flushing, NY

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!

Not So Fast
Salt Lake City, UT

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.

Farmington, UT

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.

Apo, AP

I am now a Kings fan (as well as a Jazz fan).

I look forward to watching Jimmer play and grow!

Harwich, MA

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.

Lancaster, NY

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 detractors wrong...

Lone Star Cougar
Plano, TX

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.

Iowa City, IA

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.

Lehi, UT

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. Go Jimmer.

West Jordan, UT

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!

Orem, Utah

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!

The Rock
Federal Way, WA

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!

Gilbert, AZ

Congrats Jimmer!

Still disproving the naysayers, your NBA dream is now a reality!

Good luck in Sactown, I'm now officially a Kings fan.

Eagle Mountain, UT

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.

Alpine, UT

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 Down"!

Salt Lake City, ut

@oh ye confederacy of dunces
You 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!

Boise, Id

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.

West Jordan, UT

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.

Alpine, UT

Jimmer was fun to watch this year. Hopefully we can see him for many years in the NBA.

Blackshear, GA

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!!!

Go, Sacramento-Cougars!

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