Mr. Joe Johnson: A Letter from a Real Fan

January 5th, 2010 by Kevin Nesgoda Leave a reply »
Joe Johnson was asked if Atlanta's home-court advantage has gotten any better as the team improved and his answer was no.

"Don't get me wrong, it's the home team and I enjoy playing there and I enjoy when the fans do come out," Johnson told the Daily Herald . "But by no stretch of the imagination have we got one of the best home crowds. We don't. I can't really even say it's getting there.

"In the playoffs, yeah, they're there. Throughout the regular season, it's not much of a big difference from what it was. It's different, but it's not that big of a difference than what is was when I first got there."

Mr. Joe Johnson, I am terribly sorry that the fans in Atlanta aren’t treating you that well. I have watched every single one of your games this year that has been available to be viewed here in Seattle. I watched your playoffs games against Miami, Boston, and Cleveland over the last couple of seasons and have been very impressed with your work.

Hell, I’ll admit that I am a huge fan and think that you and your teammates need to be treated better. I hate turning on the television ...

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