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"I can’t stand it truthfully," says Beitzel about the numerous Fredette nicknames he’s received this year. "I just think it's ridiculous. I mean, I like to hear that I'm being compared to him and to have people see that our game's are similar. That's cool to see, but the nickname, "Little Jimmer" or "Jimmer Junior," ugh, not for me, man."
He doesn't say this with an ungrateful tone, and certainly not one of cockiness, but with self-confidence. Sure, the similarities between both players are there -- big-time scorers, unfazed by pressure and will unabashedly shoot the rock from anywhere on the floor -- but as with Beitzel's wishes, this isn’t about Jimmer; it's about Beitzel.