Joe Johnson praises the Brooklyn Nets recent offseason success

Joe Johnson, BIG3, Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Mike Stobe/BIG3/Getty Images)
Joe Johnson, BIG3, Brooklyn Nets (Photo by Mike Stobe/BIG3/Getty Images) /

The Brooklyn Nets have become a favorite amongst fans and players alike with their recent success. Joe Johnson is another supporter praising the franchise

Joe Johnson spent four very notable seasons as a member of the Brooklyn Nets, creating many memorable moments. As one of the original members of the team that broke ground at their current home Barclays Center, it was a homecoming of sorts when the BIG3 made Brooklyn, NY it’s next stop this past weekend.

Johnson, now a member of BIG3’s Trilogy team spoke with the media after he hit the game-winning shot to keep his team undefeated in the professional three on three league. Empire Writes Back was on hand for Johnson’s thoughts on his time as a member of the Nets and their growth since his departure.

Johnson opened his postgame presser describing the nostalgia of returning to Brooklyn his former NBA home.

"“From coming in the entrance to walking through this hallway obviously brings back some great memories, I had some great times here. Got the chance to play in this building when it was spanking new it was definitely a pleasure to see all the fans come out and show us a lot of love and support and mainly us coming out accepting the challenge and winning this game”"

The former University of Arkansas provided some advice for the new Nets additions and said he wasn’t surprised Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving chose to sign with Brooklyn over the New York Knicks.

"“Just enjoy the process, I think they have the talent to win a title, obviously, they gotta mesh and see how things turn. I’m not surprised it’s still New York, The Mecca of basketball so to see that they got two of the top players in the NBA it doesn’t surprise me at all. I’m looking forward to it, I thought it was a great offseason for the league. We should have a great NBA season coming up.”"

Johnson averaged 16.0 points per game over his 17-year NBA career earning seven All-Star appearances and over 20,000 points. After his postgame presser, Johnson further praised his former NBA team and sees them as contenders over the next few years.

"“They’ve (Nets) done a great job of putting together a great team so over the next three years they’ll definitely be championship material”"

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The final question was expected and had to be asked as to whether or not an NBA comeback is soon? 

"“I don’t’ know man I didn’t get into the BIG3 to get back into the league. I just love hoopin I’m a hooper. I love competing. I love training throughout the week, traveling and competing on the weekends. If that happens, I ‘ll take a look at it, but if not, man, I had a great career.”"