Jimmer Fredette fever has officially infected MSG. Just look how excited Carmelo Anthony is about his new teammate, per Marc Berman:
"Who are we getting? To be honest with you, I haven't seen Jimmy play in a long time. I've been hearing about what's he's doing down there in the D-League but I haven't seen him play in action for a long time."
I don't know about y'all, but suddenly I can't get this classic Seinfeld scene out of my head:
OK, so Melo is having a little trouble with Jimmer's name. The former BYU star was quick to defuse the situation.
Jimmer said he was unaware that Carmelo had called him "Jimmy." Was fine with it. "I've had people call me Jimmy, Jim, Jimster," he said.— Scott Cacciola (@ScottCacciola) February 21, 2016
You can call me anything you want, as long as you call me "teammate." Quick thinking, bro. But perhaps Melo was right to steer away from the dreaded "-er" word. Jimmer doesn't carry a great reputation among his NBA colleagues, but he still must deal with the expectations of fans from his college days. Since he is about to embark on a new chapter in life, the time has come to choose a new name. Here are a few suggestions:
- Jimmer John's
- Jim Master J
- Earthworm Jimmer
- Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary to the Court of St. Jimmer
- LeBron Jimmer
- King Jimmer's Bible
- Jimmer Tiberius Kirk
- I'm Rick Jimmer, Bitch!
- You Don't Tug on Superman's Cape, You Don't Spit in the Wind, You Don't Pull the Mask off the ol' Lone Ranger and You Don't Mess Around with Jimmer
Do you have any ideas for a new Jimmer moniker? Let us know in the comments.