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Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson
Position: -
Born: 06/29/81
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:235 lbs. / 106.6 kg.
Earnings: $217,316,875 ($251,597,423*)
For a few years, Joe Johnson had been hounding Conley to try yoga. Johnson, who played for the Jazz, among other teams, would hit Conley on FaceTime. Conley would answer his phone to Johnson dripping sweat from his latest session. “You better get in on this,” Johnson would say. “You gotta do it. You gotta do it.” Conley would always reply, “Maybe next time.” Yoga was never his thing. He stretched a ton. He had an active recovery routine he would always do. But yoga was never something Conley got into.
Golden State Warriors rookie Moses Moody this week said he modeled his game after former seven-time NBA All-Star Joe Johnson growing up because of the connection to his hometown. Moody revealed that he gravitated toward Johnson because the two are each from Little Rock, Arkansas. Watching a guy from the same hometown as him caught his attention early on, and knew he wanted to pattern himself around Johnson. “When I was young, I watched a lot of Joe Johnson. He’s from the city. He’s from Little Rock. He came back every year and played in the Dunbar League. He came back every summer, played there and put on tournaments around the city. He was kinda the blueprint and that was just somebody I always looked up to and said, ‘When I make it, I want to be like him.’”
Simmons has struggled to find his rhythm with jump shots since entering the league in 2016 — most recently, he was criticized for going 35% from the charity stripe and averaging 9.9 points a game in the Eastern Conference semi-finals against the Atlanta Hawks. Not ideal for a former #1 overall pick … but Iso Joe — who’s known for his clutch shooting — isn’t worried at all, saying he knows the 25-year-old will find his way. “I honestly don’t think nothing’s wrong with it,” Johnson tells us. “You see him playing pickup basketball shooting jumpers, fadeaways, threes … so we all know it’s there.”