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Rock On: Yes, Jimmer's a kid (6 items)

By , Deseret News

Dec. 23, 2013

JIMMER JAM

Ever wonder how your street game would stack up against an NBA player?

Apparently four kids in Sacramento did, because they knocked on Jimmer Fredette’s door recently to ask if he could come out and play. His answer: Game on!

Fredette spent about an hour shooting hoops with them.

“It’s just really cool to meet somebody that … you don’t have to pay,” one of the kids told ABC News 10. “You just ask them to come over.”

Cool, so Jimmer, wanna get some Goobers and see “Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2” after practice?

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1 of 6. KINDRED SPIRITS

Sources say the kids didn’t actually know who Jimmer was, but with a name like that, they just assumed he was one of them.

2 of 6. DRESSED FOR SUCCESS

Real Salt Lake hired its new coach last week, replacing Jason Kreis with Jeff Cassar. The two are close friends.

But unlike the stern Kreis, Cassar got emotional at his introductory press conference.

“Jeff is more affable; he cracks a joke more, and he shows his emotions on his sleeve,” said team president Bill Manning. “Jason would never have done that.”

True, but the biggest difference is that Kreis’ sleeve happened to be connected to a $175 Thomas Pink dress shirt.

Cassar?

A warm-up jacket usually does the trick.

3 of 6. LEAVING LARAMIE

Ute coach Kyle Whittingham stirred things up last week when he demoted co-offensive coordinators Dennis Erickson and Brian Johnson and hired Dave Christensen, who was recently fired as Wyoming’s coach.

Apparently Christensen had a twist on an old LaVell Edwards line about Wyoming: He’d rather lose and live in Utah than lose and live in Laramie.

4 of 6. COLLECTORS’ EDITION

A bidder has paid nearly $11,000 for World Series MVP David Ortiz’s beard shavings.

Officials were pleased, but allegedly said the really big payday will be when they auction off Tim Lincecum’s dandruff.

5 of 6. LONG VIEW

Jazz forward Richard Jefferson raised eyebrows last week when he said he’ll be a “gun for hire” and “championship hunting” when he becomes a free agent next summer.

“Well,” coach Tyrone Corbin told the Deseret News’ Jody Genessy, “we’re trying to be a championship-contending team.”

What he didn’t mention was that Jefferson will be 40 when that happens.
1. jazz4ever
San Mateo, CA,
Dec. 28, 2013

I wonder how Sloan would have responded! :) My pick: He should stop talking and play to *make* it a championship team. Of course that would have been in a much more colorful language.