Joe Johnson: Top Three Reasons He Should Get Out of the ATL

February 23rd, 2010 by Jack Bender Leave a reply »
If Joe Johnson is sitting back, relaxing, and soaking in his Jacuzzi bathtub tonight like Tony in Scarface , he has to be wondering, "Why should I stay with the Atlanta Hawks for the 2010-11 season and beyond?" 

There really is only one answer for Joe to stay—and that is the max dollars and years that only the Hawks can offer. 

Here are the top three reasons for Joe to get out of the ATL:



1. The Uninspired Atlanta Crowd

Fans will show up big for big games and the playoffs, but there have been a ton of empty seats at Philips Arena this year.  It's hard to believe, considering that this is the best Hawks team in the last 15 years.

You can blame the economy, the 7 p.m. start time, terrible Atlanta traffic getting downtown, suburbanites being afraid to go downtown, etc.  The fact is, the crowd is dead and uninterested unless LeBron, Kobe, or the Celtics are in town.

I have seen empty seats even when the Hawks played at San Antonio earlier this year, so you could argue that it is an NBA problem.  The great thing for Super Joe is that he can choose where he wants to play for the n ...

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