I recently read a Yahoo Sports article detailing Jimmer’s thoughts on living up to all the hype. I expected to come away bothered by how likable and well spoken the guy was, but came away slightly dumbfounded. Marc Spears must have been falling asleep in his interview chair. The kid has a knack for stating the obvious. Give it a read, but here are a few excerpts of brilliance if you don’t have the time:
I assume Spears asked him something about the pressures he is facing as he moves to the NBA. Jimmer’s response:
“The biggest thing is that people want to see how I translate to the NBA game.” Fascinating. I had no idea that people wondered about that. He follows that up:
“They are curious to see how I do and whether their projection on me will be right.” Riveting, Jimmer.
When asked about the lockout, he expressed his concerns, then added:
“I just hope they get it resolved at some point and then I will go play in the NBA.” Wait a second. Are you telling me, that if the lockout ends, you will go play in the NBA? Get out!
When asked about his relationship with his future teammates, Jimmer mentioned they had contacted him, then said:
“It’s good to have them reach out to me because they are going to be the guys I’m going to be playing with.” Sweet merciful. I had no idea you’d be playing with them.
And finally, when asked about the possibility he had of playing for the Utah Jazz, he left us with one last Jimmer Gem:
“I think the Jazz liked me, but they wanted to go for a big guy and got Kanter.” Yes Jimmer. Yes they did.
Now take a bow.