Video: 7-time All-Star Joe Johnson hits game-winner from 4-point circle in BIG3
NBA veteran Joe Johnson is still one of the most clutch players around.
The former NBA player and seven-time All-Star is now competing in Ice Cube’s BIG3 league on the Triplets, co-captaining the team alongside former NBAer Al Jefferson.
On Sunday against Nate Robinson, Amar’e Stoudemire and Tri-State, Johnson hit *another* game-winning “4-pointer.”
— BIG3 on CBS (@thebig3) July 14, 2019
The BIG3 has experimented with the farther 4-point shot since its existence two years ago in 2017. Per Uproxx, Johnson entered Sunday’s action leading the three-on-three league in points and assists per game, and is second in rebounds per contest.
Johnson, 38, was selected with the 10th pick in the first round of the 2001 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. The University of Arkansas product spent most of his storied NBA career playing for the Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets. Johnson had short stints with the Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets before calling his NBA a wrap.
One of the NBA’s former preeminent scorers, Johnson was an All-Star for six consecutive seasons between 2006-12.
Johnson averaged 16.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game in 1,276 career appearances, shooting 44.1 percent from the field, 37.1 percent from deep, and 80.2 percent from the free throw line.
“Iso Joe” was known for being a deadly clutch player during his time in the NBA. We last saw him shine in the playoffs for the Jazz, where he made tough basket after tough basket down stretches in the postseason despite being on the wrong side of 30. It’s not astonishing to see Johnson still doing his thing in the BIG3 comprised mostly of former NBA players.