It's funny how some clueless fans dismiss Jimmer's early success in the NBA
because he's only played in a couple of exhibition games. The fact is, Jimmer is
now playing against NBA-level talent! Even the "lowly" Warriors and
Kings would trash the very best college teams. How many college teams have a
complete roster of NBA-level talent?
I went to the Kings vs Warriors game the other night. As soon as Tyreke Evans
learns to kick the ball to Jimmer after he drives and the defense collapses,
look out. An Jimmer can definitely get his shot off on his own. I'm not going
out too far on a limb when I say that at some point in his NBA career, Jimmer
will go off for 50 pts or more in a game.
Jimmer hasn't proved anything. The season hasn't even started. Examine this a
year from now when something is on the table.
lowly warriors? Oh my! lol...... If that is the case what does that say of the
Kings? Are they really the Peasants? I mean seriously! 1) If we beat you we
can't be lowly... Secondly, it is only the preseason so really O'Rielly may have
been premature in his eating crow..... He hasn't officially started an NBA game
until it is regular season. That is when the stats count, that is when it
matters most.... There are those 2-0 teams that will start off very rocky...
There are those 0-2 teams that will start white hot and make serious noise....
The pre-season games are pay to view practices against teams from other cities
in most cases (all save Los Angeles).
@ Man in Charge"Kanter has also went 2 years basically without
playing a game."....has also went.....To which
school do we give credit for your astounding use of the english language?
Well to be fair proving rick reilly wrong isn't exactly hard to do.
I wonder if Jimmer could get his team to change colors to BYU (formerly USU)
@ Man in ChargeEric Kanter will someday be the answer to the trivia
question, "Who did the Utah Jazz draft when they could have drafted Jimmer
USAlover"In two games. Jimmer (10th pick) has scored 33 points.
Kanter will score his 33rd (3rd pick) point sometime in mid-February."It's way too early to tell if Kanter will be a bust or not. 2 preseason
games don't tell you that.Kanter is a lot closer to averageing 10
rebounds per game than Jimmer is. He also plays much better defense so far. Just because somebody can't score as good doesn't make them worthless on
the court. Any coach will tell you that scoring isn't everything.Kanter has also went 2 years basically without playing a game.
@MiP"But the hype? Oh man. It is Tebow-esque. Let's hope it's
not Ricky Martin-esque."Wouldn't that be AWSOME if Jimmer made
a stand like Tebow in his belief in Jesus Christ?What a phenomenal
missionary tool.Got to admit, the guys impressive!
Rick Reilly eats crow, its about time!
The Jazz blew it by not picking him at 3. He was a proven player, played 4
years on college. Kanter had zero. It will turn out to be the biggest missed
opportunity in Jazz history. I hope I am wrong and Kanter has a stellar career.
He is a mystery player, and player picked over a known quality and backyard
There should have been no doubt that Jimmer could play. I like the prose of
Reilly but his analysis of Jimmer's ability was truly innane. Some of these
blowhards really don't know sport like they think they no sport. The
bottom line is that Jimmer can shoot. He can create his own shot. That again
should have been obvious to anyone that knows anything about athletics, let
alone basketball. And when was the last time BYU won two games in the NCAA
tournament, or went two years in the tournament where they won a game. I don't
think Jimmer's arrival with that happening was an accident like Larry Bird
leading Indiana State to the Final Four should have indicated Bird was a talent,
arguably the best player in NCAA history because what has Indiana State exactly
done before OR after his arrival? Jimmer, like Tebow, was popular and people
like Reilly went to ridiculous levels to put him down, over analyzing themselves
into complete stupidity. Add on the race issue and this analysis even got more
insipid.I'm not saying Jimmer will be Larry Bird but he will be a
Jimmer was described Tuesday during the Warriors game by Jim Barnett as
"the real deal". Unlike Reilly, Barnett knows talent when he sees
it.BYU has another great guard by the name of Carlino. Things look
very good in Provo.
Way to go Jimmer! Keep up the good work.
This was a silly wager to make. Even if Jimmer ends up being nothing more than
"a good backup player" he would still start a game eventually for one
reason or another. Maybe injuries. Maybe due to being on a terrible team which
is a guarantee when you're drafted so high. @cougarista"Now pass the hat among the ute trolls and see if we can make it $10,000
for Jimmers charity. They don't seem capable of that level of class. "Pretty sure trolls don't have income. Wait what is Jimmer's charity of
cougaristaRick Reilly has the class to admit he was wrong about
Jimmer. Now pass that hat among the cougar trolls and see if we can make it
$10,000 for Alex Smith's favorite charity. They don't seem capable of that
level of class.
Rick Reilly has the class to admit he was wrong about Jimmer. Now pass the hat
among the ute trolls and see if we can make it $10,000 for Jimmers charity. They
don't seem capable of that level of class.
Are you people really buying this? I love Jimmer, but Reilly probably had this
article written the day after he published the first one. He realizes the hit in
reads he has taken since the article and is somewhat mocking Jimmer by
publishing this after the 2nd game of the pre-season. Love the Jimmer, still
Is it just me or do the Kings seem to be destined for higher TV ratings than the
Jazz?How are Kanter and Burks jerseys selling these days?
if you go to ESPN article there is a cool photo of Rick Reilly writing the check
as the Jimmer watches
Collin Cowherd once said you can never get better once you've had
"mania" attached to your name. I was hoping we could just
cheer for Jimmer's success without the over-the-top, hero worshiping, man crush,
overblown hype that comes with it. It's like Beiber mania. The less I hear of
it, the more I can appreciate the talent that's there.And Jimmer
definately has talent.But the hype? Oh man. It is Tebow-esque. Let's
hope it's not Ricky Martin-esque.Good luck Jimmer.
The ESPN article from Reilly is actually a very nice and complimentary piece on
Fredette. He ate crow quite magnanimously. You have to copy and paste the link
to your browser window and add an h at the beginning, because DN left out the h
in "http" at the front of the link and it takes you to a blank
page.Best of all life has to offer the Jimmer!
Jimmer's game will translate nicely to the NBA! Ute fan who just
can't let it go. Needs to realize Jimmer mania is taking over the world. By the way how is that project coming a long up on the hill? lol
Where's the news? Since when has Reilly been right about anything?
Love Jimmer. Absolute stud.
There's a lot of things Reilly's wrong about. same for Chris B, Bohey and a
whole lot of other Ute trolls. Face it, Jimmer's got "it". Read
the Sacramento papers, he is already very highly thought of - as player and as
Hmmmmmmm....where is Chris B?
So when and how is Reilly going to pay his $5K? It makes Mitt Romney's $10K bet
look ever so much more reasonable.
Go ahead Chris B, join Rick Reilly to eat CROW!!!
Great how Jimmer handles the hype and basketball.
In two games. Jimmer (10th pick) has scored 33 points. Kanter will score his
33rd (3rd pick) point sometime in mid-February.Ute trolls can go
back to cheering for the train wreck on the hill. Nothing to see here.
I wish the Jazz had drafted him.
I guess it's long past time to admit that I was right about Jimmer. So...I was
Jimmer said he likes the "space" in the NBA: "And if I get
double-teamed, the guy I pass it to is an NBA player. He can hit shots."Ouch! That's gotta' hurt Fredette's buddies at BYU!
Would love to see Reilly "wax the Marriott Center floor".
Vet: You're welcome. Your post leaves me with the impression that there are lots
of things you don't realize.
While I give props to Reiley for owning up, I think the article could have
waited a few weeks. While Jimmer has been impressive, it's two preseason games
against the lowly Warriors. Here's hoping to a great season by the Jimmer!
Bohey: I didn't realize that Rick Reilly was "white". Thanks for
clarifying that for me.
The great white hype, er I'm mean hope.