All-Time Nets All-Star Team, Shooting Guard: Joe Johnson The Coolest

Joe Johnson, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute
Joe Cool. (AP)

2012-2013 Stats: 72 GP, 36.7 MPG, 16.3 PPG, 3.0 RPG, 3.5 APG, 0.7 SPG, 0.2 BPG, 42.3 FG%, 38.9 3P%, 82.0 FT%
2012-2013 Advanced: 52.1 TS%, 49.3 eFG%, 14.1 PER, 109 ORtg, 111 DRtg, 5.1 WS
All-Star Team? No
Team: 49-33, lost in first round to Chicago Bulls (4-3)

I’ll keep this brief: It’s true that seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson was not an All-Star in 2012-13. It’s also true that seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson struggled in his inaugural year in Brooklyn to fit into a new offense, as well as a bout with plantar fasciitis. Seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson had better seasons, and the NBA believed that seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson was more deserving of All-Star bid this year.

Though he shot well from three-point range, seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson didn’t have a phenomenal statistical year. But let’s remember one thing: with the game on the line four times, the Nets turned to seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson to get them a win. All four times, seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson delivered.

No one on this list did more with the game on the line than Seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson. And isn’t that what greatness is all about?

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