Jimmer Fredette is a reserve guard for the NBA’s Sacramento Kings. He hardly ever gets to play, though which is baffling to me. He is one of the league leaders in free throw percentage and a team leader in offensive production. Jimmer can hit three point shots like nobody’s business. He has good ball handling skills and plays decent defense. You’d think almost any team would want him but not the Kings. For them, he rides the bench. Because he is not getting consistent playing time he has been in a bit of a slump lately.
My frustration over Jimmer’s situation is sort of how I feel about New York Jet second or third string quarterback Tim Tebow. You have two talented, wholesome individuals who deserve a chance to shine in the pros and instead their respective teams don’t give them a chance.
The hash tag campaign #freeTebow is already a constant on Twitter. Maybe I need to start another hash tag effort to #freeJimmer. It probably won’t accomplish anything but at least it will make me feel better.
Free Tebow. Free Jimmer. In the process you’ll free me of my sports-related frustrations.