Cowbell Kingdom Podcast Ep 30: Jimmer Fredette on Utah homecoming, documentary film and more

by James Ham and Jonathan Santiago

Photo: Kings.com/Scott Monaco

Jimmer Fredette made his return to the beehive state when the Sacramento Kings played the Utah Jazz Saturday.  The result was a loss, but the homecoming atmosphere was special for the Kings rookie, who spent four years in Provo playing for BYU.  Cowbell Kingdom’s James Ham spoke to Jimmer one-on-one about the experience and his new documentary film about his life following practice yesterday.  We bring that conversation to you in this week’s Cowbell Kingdom Podcast.

Highlights

  • Jimmer says he wasn’t surprised by the mixed reaction he received from the Salt Lake City crowd.  “The University of Utah is right there.  And that’s our huge rival, so I’ve heard it all.  I’ve heard boos and I’ve heard cheers in that building, so you know, it’s nothing different.”
  • On his documentary: ” It’s fun for me to see when they pieced it all together.  Some good home videos on there that even I didn’t see before got onto the film that my mom has had.”
  • On his recent individual success: “I knew it was going to be a learning curve in the beginning.  But, (I’m) starting to figure it out, starting to figure out when (I can) get my shot off, where I can shoot it, all these things – and the shots are going in.  And I have confidence in my ability to shoot and so does the coaching staff and the players.  They get me the ball in good situations to score and that’s what I’ve been trying to do.”

You can purchase Jimmer’s documentary “The Making of Jimmer” over at the Deseret Book.

Listen after the jump…


[podcast]http://www.cowbellkingdom.com/podcasts/ck_podcast_ep30.mp3[/podcast]

Music Credit: Ronald Jenkees – Guitar Sound

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