After the Magic just shredded the Hawks, one thing is clear: Joe Johnson is not worth the max contract at age 29, let alone ages 33-35. Here’s his playoff composite. Click the pic to view full-sized pic.
So not only was he awful against the Magic, he didn’t exactly ingratiate himself with Hawks fans with his words either. From Guyism:
Causing the fans particular angst is Joe Johnson who was mercilessly booed at tip-off last night and is quickly becoming persona non-grata in Atlanta.
It stems from comments Johnson made about the fans after Saturday’s 30 point loss at home.
“We could care less if they show up”
And then last night after yet another poor Joe Johnson performance, he followed it up with.
“It doesn’t bother me, man,” said Johnson, who’s last shot was a 25-foot airball as the shot clock ran down. “I’ve got thick skin. I’ve been booed louder than that.”
So what happened next? Fans took to the net to mock Johnson, creating a funny ad on Craig’s List.
Is this the type of player in which you’d want to invest many years and many millions? Pass.