Salt Lake City's Deseret News recently published a thoughtful, nicely written, but rather downbeat article about China's most popular basketball player, Jimmer Fredette. The article has many positive things to say about Jimmer, but the general tone is that Jimmer had to settle for something terribly inferior by coming to the grim and gritty land of China. As a biased China fan and a big fan of Jimmer, I think there's another perspective that ought to be considered.
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