Jimmer Fredette Is King In China And His New Signature Shoe Is Fire


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After being picked 10th overall in the 2011 NBA draft, Jimmer Fredette’s NBA career left a bit to be desired. Upon his arrival in Sacramento, Jimmer reenergized the Kings fan base, evident in his No. 7 jersey selling out in the Sacramento area and online. But Jimmer’s limitless range and ability to create scoring opportunities for himself at will in college proved to be a tougher task in the pros, and Fredette was bounced around to a few NBA teams before landing in the D-league (where he tore it up).

On August 2, 2016, Fredette signed with the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. This may seem like a head-scratching move, but the Chinese love their basketball. Former CBA star Stephon Marbury is such a mega-celebrity in China that he has received the title of honorary Beijing citizen, his own series of stamps and even a statue outside his team’s arena.

The 28-year-old Fredette is certainly on Marbury’s trajectory, as this past season he scored 73 points in a game and won the CBA’s International MVP Award after averaging 37.6 points per game for the Shanghai Sharks. Fredette re-signed with the Sharks, and he now has his own signature-shoe line. And these kicks are dope.

Chinese shoe brand 361 Degrees released the new shoes on Monday and they have been getting praised by sneaker heads internationally.

One Twitter user who allegedly worked for Puma in the 90s said that during shoe design critiques, his team would add a Nike swoosh to determine if the design holds up.

Flames.

Good for Jimmer for finding an outlet to dominate.

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