Brooklyn Nets Guard Joe Johnson

Joe Johnson on Bringing It to Brooklyn

The 12-year NBA veteran on his transition from Atlanta to the Big Apple and adjusting to life in front of the camera

Chris Williams

by Chris Williams, December 10, 2012

 Brooklyn Nets Guard Joe Johnson

Brooklyn Nets Guard Joe Johnson

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New York and the borough of Brooklyn. I didn’t know Brooklyn had so many people and that there were so many stars from Brooklyn.

EBONY: What has the experience been like filming The Association?

JJ: It has been fun. It has been a little different because there are cameras everywhere we go, but after a while you don’t even notice the cameras. They can only bother you for so long. It becomes second nature having them around now. I, honestly forget that The Association even comes on. The only time I hear about it is when someone calls me to ask me a question about it. For the most part, it’s just what we’re going through at this point in time.

EBONY: As a six-time all star, you’ve been able to play with some incredible players during your career. How do you feel about your team’s prospects this year?

JJ: I think it is possible for us to make a title run this year. At this point, it’s important for us to keep guys healthy. We’re still trying to gel as a team. We’re just playing off of raw talent right now and we’ve been winning games. Just from watching film, there are still a lot of times where we don’t have a clue on where we should be within the offense. But we’ve been managing to pull wins out. By January or February, everything will be clicking and we’ll be on the same page.

EBONY: This is your twelfth season in the league. How much longer do you see yourself playing in the NBA?

JJ: I really don’t even know. I’m 31 and this is my twelfth year. I feel good and, God willing, I stay healthy. Who knows how long I’m going to play? I’m just taking it one day at a time and I’m enjoying it...twelve years goes by fast!

Chris Williams is an internationally published writer. You can follow him on Twitter @CWmsWrites.

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