Kw-logo-smaller

Joe Johnson Bio

Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson

The Atlanta Hawks are a young, athletic team, and one of the most fun to watch in professional basketball. It takes more than that to win the big prize, though. It also takes experience and leadership, the kind that Joe Johnson has given his team the last four seasons.


Trade Off

The rise of the Hawks can be traced to August 19, 2005, the day that Joe was acquired from the Phoenix Suns in a trade. Joe is a steady player, not a flashy one, and he would rather have his jump shot speak for him. In his first season in a hawks uniform, the 6-7 guard led the team in minutes, points, assists and steals. He also set an example with his drive, determination and positive attitude. The team won 26 games, exactly twice as many as the season before.


Stepping Up

Slowly but surely, the Hawks climbed the ladder to success - and Joe helped teach his teammates how to be professionals. Last season the team advanced to the second round of the playoffs for the first time in 10 years.


Born on June 29, 1981, Joe Marcus Johnson attended the University of Arkansas. In the 2001 NBA Draft, the Boston Celtics selected him in the first round. Two years later, he was traded to the Suns and one of the best three-point shooters in the league. Still, Joe believed he was capable of more. When he had a chance to move to Atlanta, a place where he could grow with his teammates close to home, he didn't think twice about it.


Related Stories:

  • NCAA Basketball 10
  • NBA Names Top 50 Players 2009
  • Ball Claw Review
  • Quiz The Coach: I Wanna Play Basketball


  • >
    >

    readers voted!

    Comments

    there are 0 comments

    Please login or register to add comments

    share with your friends


    Twitter Facebook Myspace Digg


    like this article?
    Sign up now to get more just like!

    latest videos

    F1028911518046

    Favorite Game of B-Ball? Vote!

    • 21.
    • Horse.
    • 3-On-3.

    related stories

    Sports in the forums

    iluvu432
    iluvu432 posted in Dance:
    Hey y'all hip hop and tumbling is what I do dancing is my life
    reply 17 minutes
    Duma
    Duma posted in Basketball:
    Oh, It's not really that much.  IT'S JUST THE BEST SPORT IN THE WHOLE ENTIRE WORLD. I LOVE BASKETBALL... SO, SO MUCH. I PLAY IT EVERYDAY!
    reply 1 day
    -PaigeWantsYou-
    -PaigeWantsYou- posted in Dance:
    And Fx, their song Electric Shock, its an easy dance, but i love it :)
    reply 1 day
    -PaigeWantsYou-
    -PaigeWantsYou- posted in Dance:
    I love the dances too. SHINee has the best. I know a few dances from their songs.
    reply 1 day
    -PaigeWantsYou-
    -PaigeWantsYou- posted in Dance:
    Ok, one, i LOVE SHINee. I love Girls Generation. I love Super Junior I love Exo. I love Vixx. I love Fx I love G.na I love SISTAR I love B.A.P I love 15& And i love the Brown Eye Girls. Im a Kpop addict. 
    reply 1 day

    play online games

    Candy-100

    A great online version of the famous Candy Crush. This is the best game launched...

    1515_gl_kidzworld_100x100_jpg_fz

    Intriguing planets, weird and wonderful characters; challenge friends and find a...

    157262_(2)

    When you go back to Candyland, you’ll wonder why you ever left in the first plac...

    100x100_ra_logo_girl

    Uncle George has left you his farm, but unfortunately it’s in pretty bad shape. ...

    _thumb_100x100

    Shoot blobs with different properies to merge yellow blobs. Your blobs can be re...