Joe Johnson Explains Himself

July 9th, 2010 by Larry

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You might not be worthy of that Atlanta cap, sir.

It’s been less than 24 hours since LeBron’s ego-maniacal TV special and more importantly for Hawks fans, since Joe Johnson signed a $123 million dollar contract for 6-years of service with the Atlanta Hawks. I still can’t believe he’s going to be making the most out of all the free agents out there, considering that many of them are so much more talented than JJ.

Are we to assume the Hawks’ summer isn’t over, and that they’ll be making more moves to improve? Will there be more money to spend on Al Horford and Smoove in the upcoming off-seasons? As far as I’m concerned, those 2 players are definitely more fan-friendly than the bro who dissed ATL fans last post-season.

In an interview yesterday with AJC’s Michael Cunningham, Joe explained himself saying, “It was just in the heat of the moment. We had a tough battle against a great team in Orlando. I think I can speak for a lot of guys on the team [that] there was some frustrating moments. I was just really speaking out of frustration.” and “There is nothing I can do about it now. I just look forward to the season and getting out there and playing. This is my job; this is what I do. I am going to come out and try to have fun and hopefully change their minds.”

Having fun only matters if they win! I think the only way to make us change our minds is if he actually takes over this team as a leader and they win the games that matter. I’m talking about beating LA, Orlando, Boston, and Miami.

Dominate Joe. We have no choice but to continue backing the Hawks and we’re certainly not switching our allegiances over to Miami.

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