Fear Takes Over: Atlanta Hawks Ink Joe Johnson To Six Year $119 Million Deal

July 1st, 2010 by Hotnuke Leave a reply »
Everyone knew the 2010 free agent season was going to be a frenzied one. Hell, it’s one of the most lauded spectacles we’ve seen in our lifetimes. With the likes of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, Amar’e Stoudemire, and numerous others up for grabs, it’s the kind of event NBA general managers and fans alike salivate about; and have been for years.

Despite all that, no one probably realized just how frenzied it would (and will) get.

The recently reported contract offer by the Atlanta Hawks to Joe Johnson should give people a real good clue. Fear has taken hold.

It’s being reported that Atlanta has offered the All-Star guard a maximum contract for six years at $119 million. This is not LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, or Chris Bosh we’re talking about here—it’s Joe Johnson; and he just got offered $119 million over six seasons.

This isn’t just ridiculous, it’s pathetic. The Atlanta Hawks' management should be so ashamed of themselves over this idiocy, they should all resign. They’ve effectively just guaranteed that their franchise will be mediocre for more than half of t ...

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