NBA sues Jimmer Fredette along with players' union

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  • derecha Central, UT
    Aug. 8, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    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.

  • Vince the boonies, mexico
    Aug. 7, 2011 8:24 a.m.

    August 2, isn't that long enough to keep an article up? C'mon D-News whats going on?

  • Wally West SLC, UT
    Aug. 6, 2011 5:00 p.m.

    @ 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.

  • LValfre CHICAGO, IL
    Aug. 5, 2011 11:03 a.m.

    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.

  • defibman Syracuse, UT
    Aug. 5, 2011 8:01 a.m.


    I noticed that your read the article. So what does that say about you?

  • Gr8Dane Tremonton, UT
    Aug. 4, 2011 9:05 a.m.

    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.

  • RockOn Spanish Fork, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 6:10 p.m.

    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.

  • The Rock Federal Way, WA
    Aug. 3, 2011 12:05 p.m.

    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).

  • J-TX Allen, TX
    Aug. 3, 2011 11:26 a.m.

    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...

  • ouisc Farmington, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 11:00 a.m.

    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!

  • COOL HAND LUKE Old Ephraims Grave, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 10:58 a.m.

    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.

  • CougarBlue Heber City, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 10:47 a.m.

    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 sued?

  • christoph Brigham City, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 10:45 a.m.

    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 becomes exciting.

    Aug. 3, 2011 9:44 a.m.

    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

  • Jazz Source Alpine, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 9:20 a.m.

    re:yarrlydarb and byuhockey

    You 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 team?

    Get real.

  • BYUHOCKEY American Fork, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 8:37 a.m.

    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.

  • yarrlydarb Ogden, UT
    Aug. 3, 2011 8:11 a.m.

    As always David Stern and the NBA is a massive and insulting joke!

  • gchris rock springs, wy
    Aug. 3, 2011 7:20 a.m.

    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.

  • CaliforniaCougar Lake Elsinore, CA
    Aug. 3, 2011 12:22 a.m.

    The NBA is totally going to get Jimmered.

  • golfrUte SALT LAKE CITY, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 9:56 p.m.

    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.

  • G-Swenz Providence, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 8:50 p.m.

    Sued "along with player's union"

    Oh yes, because Jimmer Fredette is bigger than Chris Paul, Derek Fisher, and Amare Stoudemire?...

  • fresnogirl Fresno, CA
    Aug. 2, 2011 7:40 p.m.

    Welcome to the NBA?

  • NightOwlAmerica SALEM, OR
    Aug. 2, 2011 5:40 p.m.

    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.

  • Starfarer Mesa, AZ
    Aug. 2, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    Wow! So many law experts posting on BYU articles.

    I think I will just let this one play out.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 4:10 p.m.

    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 the documents.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 3:16 p.m.

    @I Still Can't Say It

    Ha 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.

  • RepresentBlue West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 3:13 p.m.

    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.

  • Dr. Dunkenstein Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 3:09 p.m.

    Hey Jody!

    I want MY picture on my posts!!
    Umm . . . never mind.

    BTW, interesting article. Good job!

  • hymn to the silent Holladay, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 3:07 p.m.

    wow...the NBA is embarassingly greedy

  • JohnJacobJingleHeimerSchmidt Beverly Hills, CA
    Aug. 2, 2011 3:05 p.m.

    Jimmer needs to be sued for his poor performance in the game vs. Florida.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    Leave it to DJJazzJody to beat me to it...

  • DeltaFoxtrot West Valley, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 3:04 p.m.

    Uh oh, Jimmer got Jimmered.

  • I Still Can't Say It Holladay, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:53 p.m.

    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.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:50 p.m.

    Re: Bones

    Are 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-Tal

    But 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.

  • Jody Genessy
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:42 p.m.

    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 of funny.

  • Dutchman Murray, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:39 p.m.

    Nothing like getting

  • nottyou Riverton, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:36 p.m.

    To: Uncle Gadianton -- that would be "prostrate themselves at his feet..." face down to you. Acknowledge thy place in the presents of greatness!

  • Fred Vader Oklahoma City, OK
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:29 p.m.

    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").

  • ThePinkFloydian Bountiful, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:25 p.m.

    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!

  • Bones Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:23 p.m.

    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.

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:21 p.m.

    Re: Uncle Gadianton

    You'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. Pity.

  • Quayle Dallas, TX
    Aug. 2, 2011 2:16 p.m.

    It's no big deal. Get an attorney and file an answer.

  • EgbertThrockmorton Layton, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:56 p.m.

    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, huh?)

  • Uncle Gadianton Salt Lake City, Utah
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:48 p.m.

    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.)

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:46 p.m.


    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.

  • TJ Eagle Mountain, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:39 p.m.

    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.

  • Ute Fan In Utah West Jordan, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:35 p.m.

    How dare the NBA specifically target Jimmer like that.

  • ute alumni Tengoku, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:33 p.m.

    jimmer is the only reason i would watch an nba game. college sports is so much more interesting.

  • Bottom Line Draper, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:26 p.m.

    Not good to be from NY.

  • Bones Salt Lake City, UT
    Aug. 2, 2011 1:23 p.m.

    Really? You had to throw Jimmer in the Headline?... Wow