Tebow mania is sweeping the nation, although after the Denver Broncos lost to the New England Patriots, might a suggest a new candidate to replace him? (How quick we are to replace yesterday's heroes here at WestSide Culture). Many of you may have forgotten about Jimmer Fredette, the BYU player who won every single 2011 NCAA Player of the Year Award. Jimmer averaged a ho hum, 29 points per game last year as a senior with the Cougars.
And for his next act, Jimmer hopes to bring the Sacramento Kings back to relevance. The last time Sactown had anything to cheer about, Vlade was throwing no-look passes, Peja was raining threes, Mike Bibby was the hottest thing to come out of Arizona, Jason Williams was as smooth as White Chocolate and Chris Webber was the man. That was 8 years ago. How quickly we forget.
Now, it's Jimmer Time. Adding him to the mix with emerging super-stars DeMarcus Cousins and Tyreke Evans solidifies the much needed third option. Other role players who should come up big for the Kings are guards Francisco Garcia and Issiah Thomas (U-Dub Husky). The Jimmers Kings lost their first pre season game in Oakland at Oracle Arena to Bay Area rival, the G-State Warriors. G-State with Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry are always a threat. Jimmer played well though, hitting 4 of 6 from behind the 3 point line and finishing with 21 points.
Soon, the entire Pacific Division will be frustrated with trying to stop him. And the fans will be saying, "Teach me how to Jimmer."