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IVAN JOHNSON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Ivan Johnson Signs Two-Year Deal With Mavericks

Ivan Johnson’s contract with the Dallas Mavericks will be for two seasons, with partial guarantees, league sources told RealGM. The Mavericks announced the signing on Tuesday. Johnson played for the Mavericks’ summer league entry in Las Vegas, averaging 7.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, one steal and 20.8 minutes per game. Johnson spent the 2013-14 season with the Zhejiang in the Chinese...
Via RealGM
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson the type of player the Celtics need? Gets ejected from Summer League game, says "I gotta @%*! whoever is in front of me"

One of the last times we saw Ivan Johnson playing regularly in the NBA, he did this..That's right. That is Mr. Johnson flipping off a Celtics fan after a Hawks Game 6 loss back in March of 2012. It was his rookie year, he was fined 25 grand, played one more year in the NBA and then disappeared.UNTIL NOW!!Ivan Johnson is back with avengeance, and he is not a new man. He's...
Via Celtics Life
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Saying “Really Motherf***er” to a referee got Ivan Johnson ejected from a summer league game (Video)

The NBA’s Las Vegas Summer League is a place for rookies to get some court time with their new teams and a good opportunity for others to impress in hopes of landing a spot on a roster for the upcoming season. Ivan Johnson, formerly of the Atlanta Hawks, most recently played for the Zhejiang Golden […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Former NBA player played in China instead of USA to support his kids

Ivan Johnson turned down playing in the NBA for the sake of his kids Ivan Johnson, formally of the Atlanta Hawks, turned down multiple offers from NBA teams to play in China. While this might come as a surprise to most people, the reason for Johnson’s decision is very respectable. While we’ve heard of many cases of athletes owing child support or completely abandoning their kids...
Via Pass The Pill
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson Signs One-Year Contract With China's Golden Bulls

With no NBA out clause, Ivan Johnson has signed a one-year contract with the Zhejiang Golden Bulls of the Chinese Basketball Association, a league source told RealGM. Johnson, the 6-foot-8 free agent forward, received interest throughout NBA free agency, and his four finalists were the Los Angeles Clippers, New York Knicks, Indiana Pacers and Chicago Bulls, a source said. He decided...
Via RealGM
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss
SHATTERED PROOF

Hawks forward breaks backboard at practice

It appears that the backboards at whatever collegiate facility the Hawks practiced at this morning were not ready to handle the punishment that Ivan Johnson was set to dish out. This fact is evidenced by the photo above, in which you can see a scowling Johnson discussing the glass he shattered with a reporter (or maybe he’s showing her the diamonds in his teeth, I don’t know...
Via NBA 24/7 365
October 15, 2012  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson re-signs with Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed forward Ivan Johnson, who made a surprise impact as an undrafted rookie last season. The 28-year-old Johnson averaged 6.4 points and 4.0 rebounds in 56 games. He led the team by making 51.3 percent of his shots from the field and ranked fourth in rebounds. The 6-foot-8, 255-pound Johnson was the NBA's rookie of the month for April. General...
Via AP on Fox
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss
IVAN THE QUOTABLE

Hawks rookie: KG is a dirty player

Most NBA rookies would cower in fear at the thought of getting on Kevin Garnett's bad side. Ivan Johnson, however, is not your typical NBA rookie. 

Via Red's Army
April 30, 2012  |  Discuss

Ivan Johnson: From the school(s) of hard knocks to Hawks

ATLANTA -- If you still arent aware of Ivan Johnson, allow this quote as your introduction: I dont really watch basketball, so I dont really know who anybody is, said Johnson. So when I match up with them, theyre just another player. That was the 6-foot-8, 230-pound Johnson explaining why and how he goes hard at his opponents, whoever they may be. The night of this quote, he was...
Via Fox Sports South
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss

Hawks rookie from school(s) of 'hard knocks'

ATLANTA If you still aren't aware of Ivan Johnson, allow this quote to be your introduction to the Hawks forward: "I don't really watch basketball, so I don't really know who anybody is. So when I match up with them, they're just another player." That was the 6-foot-8, 230-pound Johnson explaining why and how he goes hard at his opponents, whoever they...
Via Fox Sports South
January 16, 2012  |  Discuss
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