Wednesday, July 6th, 2011 at 9:25 am  |  28 responses

Jimmer Fredette Has Sacramento’s Mormon Community Pumped Up

The Jimmer, not too shockingly, is a hit with the Mormons in Sacramento (something the Maloofs are without a doubt happy about.) The Bee takes a look: “During his recent whirlwind stop in Sacramento, Jimmer Fredette made a point to speak with some of his biggest supporters: local members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Along with the usual questions about basketball, they asked the Kings draft pick about his plans as a church member. Fredette said he would become active in his ward. He said he’d speak at Sacramento area church youth group meetings. He told them his faith is an important part of his life. His audience liked what they heard. ‘A lot of people who may have gone to a game or two are now buying season tickets,’ said local businessman and active church member John Stone, who attended the gathering at Power Balance Pavilion. Others listened via conference call. ‘You can’t underestimate how popular he is in the church.’ Though he has yet to knock on anyone’s front door, Fredette, 22, has been called the greatest Mormon missionary in the world. He may some day become the face of the Kings franchise, but he is already one of the most visible faces of his faith.”

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  • Marc

    the last mormon in the nba was Slam all time favorite Shawn Bradley…hope kid Fredette doesn’t get too much dunked on lol…

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRROpiNAvPw EJ

    Dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb

  • bike

    Three years from now, Jimmer will have 23 wives and 15 kids. And all the mormons in Utah will pick up and move to Sacramento and declare the city a new promised land.

  • Yann Blavec

    Celtics’ GM Danny Ainge went to BYU, too.

  • Blue

    Only 15 kids?

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ 1982

    They’ve been waiting almost 200 years for a chosen one.

  • http://slamonline.com walt williams

    I respect the mormons. You should too.

  • Riggs

    Lucy Harris-smart-smart-smart-smart. Martin Harris-dum-dum-dum-dumb

  • http://kyleclegg.com Kyle

    Jimmer’s got faith and it fuels him. Just like Dwight Howard, Amare, D. Fish, and others. I like it.

  • Montana

    Mormons are the nicest people out there. Why is appropo to rip on Mormons and not okay to do so with Muslims, Blacks, Hispanics, or Gays?

  • MikeC.

    Why does he have to go to a certain church to get excited about him? I had no idea he was Mormon and I was jacked up to watch him play in the NCAAs. If the dude was a late 2nd rounder and was going to have to fight to sit on the end of the bench, would people be buying season tickets because he’s Mormon?

  • D12FSU

    I’m not hating on Mormons, but the headline for this article made me laugh

  • bike

    Nothing against Mormons, but calling Jimmer ‘the greatest Mormon missionary in the world’ implies they are in serious need of a hero. Or a prophet. On the other hand, if all the superstars of the Old Testament buy season tickets to the Kings games, we need to rethink the salary cap dispute.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRROpiNAvPw EJ

    All I can hear is “dumb dumb dumb dumb dumb” when I read this.

  • bushjrx

    just watch that southpark episode bout the mormons-thats everything you need to know..

  • Greg

    Yout gotta love these morons comments below. “bushjrx Posted: Jul.6 at 4:36 pm
    just watch that southpark episode bout the mormons-thats everything you need to know” Yes, southpark never lies and is a great source for learning history. I hear schools are gooing to show southpark episodes for history class. What a retarded society we live in when thatswhat you learn about things from. A show to scared to show muhammad outside a bear suit.

  • http://kb24.com Bigi

    Jimmer will average 15ppg and 7.0wpg (wives per game)

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRROpiNAvPw EJ

    Greg, none of the stuff South Park said about mormons were made up. And they did show Muhammad out of the bear suit, turned out he was Santa Claus. Anyway showing Muhammad wasn’t the point of that episode, the point was that muslims are crazy.

  • http://jayemmbee23.tumblr.com Clutch Performer

    lets see how long this good boy church thing last cuz we all know the bright lights of fame adn fortune has a way of corrupting

  • doyouwantmore

    Hey Mormons, you should try Christianity. There is less required of you and the theology of it is challenging, rather than pandering.

  • G

    Whatever jokers.

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  • Rachel

    “lets see how long this good boy church thing last cuz we all know the bright lights of fame adn fortune has a way of corrupting”

    Very unfortunately true, which is why I try not to hold up any human being as a perfect hero. But I wish the best to Jimmer and his fans. I didn’t even know he was Mormon.

    This reminds me of how Shaq tried to find Mark Madsen a Mormon girl: http://www.markmadsen.com/uncategorized/top-ten-list-shaquille-oneal.html

  • http://dsjfklf.com Jukai

    doyouwantmore: LOL you are such a tool.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRROpiNAvPw EJ

    G is a nagger (I really like South Park)

  • http://slamonline.com Ugh

    G has a solid point.

  • Marc

    and I was only jocking about Shawn Bradley…..not his mormon faith or Fredette’s faith…they do what they want it’s not my business…calm down people…and by the way, South Park rules .

  • Arch

    Durant’s a fan….so am I.

  • Remo Williams

    They got Jewish people involved with Casspi, Mormons with Fredette… they’re becoming quite the religious unifier! Kudos Maloofs!