Wow! The NBA must be desparate. To include rookies who are not even in the NBA
yet and have not even signed a contract is a bit ridiculous. Both sides of this
negotiation are a bit ridiculous, but this is grasping at straws.
August 2, isn't that long enough to keep an article up? C'mon D-News whats going
@ Uncle Gadianton | 1:48 p.m. Aug. 2, 2011 You forgot 1320 AM; Every
time, I listen, I get the impression that Tom Holmoe signs their paychecks.
I could only hope he gets sued and has to leave the NBA. I'm so sick of hearing
about Jimmie on here ... the kid's gonna get owned in the big leagues even
though these Utah folks think he's the next prophet in basketball shorts.
@EgbertThrockmorton,I noticed that your read the article. So what
does that say about you?
The focus of the story misses the greater point. WHY IS THE NBA
"UNIONIZED" ANYWAY? This is Sports!! Why is it a union? In my mind,
it completely ruins the whole idea and concept of sports and competition, and
simply turns it into a "job" and money-making enterprise.
Attorneys suck. They have power they cannot control and love to flash
everywhere. Attorneys make the laws for other attorneys to keep a
full-attorney-employment going. Suing Fredette proves this. Ridiculous. Oh, but
they'll all spout there was good reason, protecting their client, yada yada
yada. California has 3 million attorneys but New Jersey has toxic waste dumps
because they had first choice.
This was just a public relation move on the part of the NBA. After all,
everybody hates Jimmer!(that should go over like a lead balloon).
I'm with Dutchman. All those "residents of NY" should counter-sue to
get their names off this complaint, and cite the addresses they had at school as
their "residence. Most states require 6 months to claim
"residence", so if they have been home from school since May, their
school address can be shown to be their residence of record for residency
status.Unless they kept their NY Driver's License, instead of
getting one in their school's state...
I Still Can't Say It | 2:53 p.m. Aug. 2, 2011 Holladay, UT Jimmer
hasn't even played one NBA game and he's already causing trouble. The Kings must
already have buyer's remourse but at least the Jazz dodged a bullet by not
drafting the trouble maker. This post is freakin hilarious on so
many levels! I'm still laughing... thanks for the contribution!
Ho Hum..The NBA is posturing so they can set a fire under the players
"union," it's time to get rid of all unions. Get something done
already! As long as the players have options, i.e. going overseas, they have no
need to come to an agreement. I agree with Jazz Source.
Jingleheimer you apparently failed to see that Jimmer had an injury to his right
leg, which was his push off leg and hampered him in movements and his ability to
jump. It would change how he was able to shoot and move and thus reduce his
effectiveness. You see other college players and NBA players who are injured and
can't perform like they usually do. Now why would that be a cause for him to
Ironic to read legal jargon related to a game that requires zero brain. Cut
NBA to 40 game season and single game elimination in playoffs and then it
What sickens me about this whole issue is that these people make hundres of
thousands of dollars each year and yet the need to negotiate fo MORE money? What
the public needs to do is refuse to but the overpriced tickets until their
salaries come down to something reasonable
re:yarrlydarb and byuhockeyYou people need to grow up and realize a
few things. First of all, of course the NBA is a show business! That is how
the players get paid. They get paid huge sums of money to put on a
performance.The NBA and its owners, as ugly as it seems, are on the
winning side of this issue because without serious financial reform the league
will go bankrupt and the same 3-4 teams will win every year.Look no
further than last years Jazz debacle. One of the highest average salary/player
in all the world of sports and yet the Jazz still lost most of their games.How would you feel as an owner if your investment returned that? How
would you like to pay luxury tax for a sub .500 team?The current
system is broken and both sides have responsibility but as currently constituted
it is lopsided in favor of players, salaries, and contracts.It has
to be undone/or fixed. The Jazz lost alot of money last year.If it were your money would you keep losing money so fans could have a
it's time for Stern to leave the NBA. he's done so much damage to the NBA
reputation. the NBA is not a sports league anymore. it's showbusiness. i would
rather watch a div 3 college game than the NBA. what other league can you be up
by 25 points in the 4th quarter and still lose because the refs make it to
happen. i wish the Millers would sell the Jazz and bring in an NHL team instead.
As always David Stern and the NBA is a massive and insulting joke!
This was a national story. I read it first in the Sacramento Bee (they also
seem to be interested in Jimmer). The "grabber" in this story is that
two young men who haven't played a minute of NBA basketball were named in a
lawsuit by the NBA against NBA players. Of course, sports fans would be
interested--even if the story didn't even mention Jimmer.
The NBA is totally going to get Jimmered.
Enjoyed watching Fredette play in college, but couldn't care less about the NBA.
It's a league that is officiated with such blatant disregard for fundamental
rules of basketball, such as traveling, 3 seconds, carrying the ball and
flopping for bogus fouls. Good riddance.
Sued "along with player's union"Oh yes, because Jimmer
Fredette is bigger than Chris Paul, Derek Fisher, and Amare Stoudemire?...
Welcome to the NBA?
ThePinkFloydian.There are some words of wisdom in your post. No argument
from me. I lost a lot of interest in the NBA after how Stern handled the Sonics
move out of Seattle. Very old buddy system of him and how he handled the
situation. And this coming from a Blazer fan.
Wow! So many law experts posting on BYU articles.I think I will just
let this one play out.
I have my doubts whether Jimmer is still a resident of New York after living in
Provo the past four years. If he is not a resident of New York I believe you
will see Jimmer filing a petition with the court to have his name removed from
@I Still Can't Say ItHa ha. Don't kid yourself though. The Jazz
would have most likely taken Jimmer at #12 if he had been on the board still. He
was the best outside shooter in the draft this year and the Jazz have a big hole
to fill in that area, not to mention all the tickets they would have sold.
What a dumb headline. This has nothing to do with Jimmer, other than the fact
that he is now an NBA player and therefore a member of the NBPA.
Hey Jody!I want MY picture on my posts!! Umm . . . never
mind.BTW, interesting article. Good job!
wow...the NBA is embarassingly greedy
Jimmer needs to be sued for his poor performance in the game vs. Florida.
Leave it to DJJazzJody to beat me to it...
Uh oh, Jimmer got Jimmered.
Jimmer hasn't even played one NBA game and he's already causing trouble. The
Kings must already have buyer's remourse but at least the Jazz dodged a bullet
by not drafting the trouble maker.
Re: BonesAre you sure you read the article? Because it said he was
named in the lawsuit because he is not under contract and he's a native of New
York and the lawsuit was filed in the state of New York.Like I said,
Fun-Da-Men-TalBut you're right, they put his name in there to get
people to read. So what? They're a business and Jimmer is still a pretty big
thing around here. You certainly didn't have to read it, let alone comment.P.S. Fredette is not a player rep.
Bones...Jimmer is not a player rep. He and the other rookie were listed because
they are residents of New York and are not under contract with the NBA.That is why it's newsworthy - not to mention - Jimmer's celebrity status in
Utah and the U.S.Take a few names out of the lawsuit and it becomes,
"Jazz Basketball Investors, Inc. vs. James Fredette." That's also kind
Nothing like getting Jimmered.....er...er..huh....sued.
To: Uncle Gadianton -- that would be "prostrate themselves at his
feet..." face down to you. Acknowledge thy place in the presents of
Actually, Egbert, Jimmer hasn't "signed on the dotted line" (i.e. not
under NBA contract), which is why he had to be specifcally named in the lawsuit
(i.e. to make sure he was inculded with the rest of the "Big Thugs").
Television was destroyed when Reality TV was born. About the same time the NBA
became a Reality TV show. Lots of finger pointing and blaming others when all
are to blame. Now they are pointing fingers and blaming the kiddies who have not
played a single game to bring in more problems. Misery loves company. The game
has become scripted full of rigged games and mafia involed drama with the refs
and the LA Fakers winning almost every year. If they won every year people would
catch on so the NBA makes certain the Lakers lose just a few. All the
crazy marketing and salaries so high you could feed a large country with those
salaries and players whining because it is not enough. Commissioner David
Stern has been ignorant too long and I hope the worst for the future of the
NBA.I have suffered long enough as a fan watching the game I once loved
being destroyed.I cant wait to see the NBA gone and a new leauge formed
with players who just want to play basketball. All the crybabbies can go to
Europe and other parts of the world and be their problem. Bye!
Actually Giantfan I did read it. He is a player rep so as a technicality his
name is on the actual lawsuit.... Wow thats amazing, what a thrilling tale. The
meat of this story is that the NBA is suing the players union, the fact that
Jimmer is named on the lawsuits is really nothing more than a semi-interesting
side note for people in Utah.I understand reporting stories about
Jimmer that are actally saying something. But this is a very obvious attempt to
get people to read a story that really dosen't say anything interesting. PS.... im not a Jimmer hater I promise. This is just a little overboard
on the Jimmer reporting.
Re: Uncle GadiantonYou're incorrect in your assessment that
Jimmermania was a product of local media. It wasn't until ESPN starting showing
his half-court buzzer beater against Utah over and over and over again did
things really take off. They had an ongoing "Jimmer Update" throughout
every SportsCenter that was on the same time as one of his games for crying out
loud!!Too bad all you haters missed and will miss out on all the
greatness that is James Taft Fredette because you're blinded by irrational hate.
It's no big deal. Get an attorney and file an answer.
Jimmer wants to run with the Big Thugs in the NBA, he signed on the dotted line,
so this IS NOT "news" even for Utah.(anything to keep the readers,
When will Jimmer get respect? When will the NBA and ESPN recognize his endless
talents and prostrate themselves at his feet? (assuming there's any room left
that hasn't been taken by reporters/writers/acolytes/groupies from the DesNews,
Trib, KSL, KUTV, KTVX, KSTU, etc., etc., etc.)
Bones, You didn't even read the article, did you? I at first thought
the same thing, that is was silly to include Jimmer's name in the headline since
the NBA is suing all the players, but after further reading it makes sense and
is interesting that Fredette was one of the few actual names listed in the
lawsuit. Just remember, reading is fun-da-men-tal.
What's the problem bones? Jimmer was named in the lawsuit. DN is a Utah based
newspaper. Of course they will mention Fredette if it is legitimate.
How dare the NBA specifically target Jimmer like that.
jimmer is the only reason i would watch an nba game. college sports is so much
Not good to be from NY.
Really? You had to throw Jimmer in the Headline?... Wow