Jimmer was thrilled to make his return back to the court this past Friday night in Shanghai, where he came off the bench to drop 29 in the Sharks blowout of Fujian. After dropping two straight coming into All-Star break, Shanghai is now back on track, having won their last 5 straight. Last night I talked briefly with Jimmer to see how he was feeling after his first game back from the injury that sidelined him for the last two games. Much to my delight he assured me that his foot is getting better everyday and that it feels very close to being back to 100%! I’ll be sure to keep you all updated on his progress.
One of the great things about having a platform such as the one Jimmer has through his basketball success, is having the incredible opportunity to be able to make a big impact on people’s lives just by doing little things. This past week Jimmer was able to capitalize on a couple of those special opportunities, by putting on a one day clinic for some young basketball enthusiasts followed by giving an inspirational speech to some of the local Church youth. Jimmer is humbled by these fulfilling experiences and he is always so willing to generously give of his time. With all of the on-court accolades and successes, nothing is more important to Jimmer than the positive impact that he has been able to have off of the court.
This week Jimmer will have the opportunity to return home for 4 full days during the Chinese New Year break. He is thrilled to be able to go home and see his wife who is expecting their first child in March and his beloved Golden Retriever, George. After months of being away, this will be a special treat for Jimmer. When he returns it will be the final stretch of the season for him and the Sharks. Tune in to see the final push for a CBA title!
Below is some footage of an interview that Jimmer did in conjunction with his 361 sporting good company partnership and another one of him coming off the court of a game….compliments of my Father. Also check out some new gallery pictures on my homepage.
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