A group of boys in Sacramento recently had the most epic game of driveway hoops of their lives.
As News 10 in Sacramento reports, the kids live in the same neighborhood as Kings guard Jimmer Fredette, so one afternoon they went and knocked on Fredette's door to see if he would be interested in joining them.
Fredette, a backup point guard in Sacramento and the college player of the year in 2011 while at BYU, gladly accepted the offer.
"They had some good courage to go up and talk to me and ask me to do that," Fredette said. "I don't know if I would have had the courage at that age to do that."
Although the kids live near him, Fredette did not know them before they invited him outside. He spent an hour with them on the driveway but gave them the story to tell for the rest of their lives.
"It's just really cool to meet somebody ... that you don't have to pay," one of the kids told News 10 about shooting around with an NBA player. "You just ask them to come over."
From a cynical point of view, you could say that Fredette's time in the driveway is the most action he has gotten all season. But the Kings' big trade this week that sent Greivis Vasquez to Toronto for Rudy Gay as part of a seven-player deal could translate into more opportunities for Fredette. Vasquez had been sharing time at point guard with Isaiah Thomas.
In his second game after the trade, Fredette was the backup point guard to Thomas, and he had a season-high 13 points on 4-of-6 shooting with two rebounds and an assist in 12 minutes during the Kings' loss to the Jazz.