Posted by Ben Golliver.
Basketball's Tim Tebow just wins.
It doesn't matter if we're talking about accruing a 114-27 record at BYU, landing a cheerleader fiance or jerking his way to victory in a dance-off at something called the "Goon Squad Classic," Sacramento Kings rookie guard Jimmer Fredette just wins.
Over the weekend, Kings forward Donte Greene threw a charity game at UC Davis. As is mandatory at such lockout events, the Kings' rookies had to face off in a dance contest. That meant Fredette went head to head and hip to hip with fellow rookie Isaiah Thomas, a second round draft pick out of Washington. Fredette jerked while Thomas did the Dougie, but a little embarrassment took over during Thomas's set, rendering Fredette, who bobbed and weaved without a care in the world, the victor.
The crowd loves Fredette, and that was the whole idea when the broke Kings drafted him with the No. 10 pick (acquired from the Milwaukee Bucks). What he lacks in lateral quickness and defensive instincts, Fredette makes up for in wholesome charm and starpower. As with Tebow and the Denver Broncos, there aren't championship expectations for the Kings and Fredette. Getting out of the basement and having some fun along the way would be a great start.
Here's the video of Jimmer Fredette winning a dance-off via YouTube user blakeellington.
Hat tip: The Basketball Jones