The seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson is currently the best player in the Big3 League this season as he leads the league in points, assists, and four-pointers while he is the second in rebounds. Iso Joe is the most dominant player in Ice Cube’s league, but despite his excellent performances, the 38-year-old is still not sure whether he’ll stay with the Big3 following this campaign.
“I’m not sure about the longevity in it for me,” Johnson told The Crossover. “I got two kids. I have a son that’s 12 and a daughter that’s five. The summer is obviously our down time for us to spend a lot of time together. I’m not sure – I can’t promise you I’ll definitely be back next season or the year after that. I don’t really know.”
Joe Johnson also spoke about the Brooklyn Nets and signing of two superstars, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant, saying that he anticipated such big moves coming to the Barclays Center.
“Yeah, yeah, I could see it,” Johnson said. “The Nets are a great organization, a great franchise, man. I definitely enjoyed my duration there. And it was fun. Playing in New York, I had a great time. Kyrie being from Jersey, Kevin Durant being from D.C., they are both from around the area. It’s like home to both of them. I think they’re going to do great.”
As the things stand right now, this could be the last summer we’re watching one of the best players in the history of the NBA when it comes to isolation play. However, the former Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets star would like to return to the NBA this season.
“Yes, I’d love to get back and play in the NBA,” Johnson said. “It’s not my ultimate goal, it wasn’t my goal getting into the BIG3. But if the opportunity presents itself, I would take upon the challenge. I would love to. But, I got a job to do, and my agent has a job to do. I’m not sure about the momentum or how it’s going, but I just focus on what I can do and what I can control.”
Johnson spent 17 years in the NBA, representing the Boston Celtics, Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat, Utah Jazz, and Houston Rockets. Joe was a free agent last season, and if he fails to find an NBA team to join this year, he will probably retire.