Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Meet Ivan Johnson: Atlanta Hawk and the most Frightening Man in the NBA

Meet Ivan Johnson. 28 year old Rookie Forward for the Atlanta Hawks. Scariest man I've ever seen in an NBA uniform. Guy makes Deebo from the Friday franchise look soft. A couple of the C's got into a little verbal tussle with this guy after a chippy foul last night and I legitimately feared for their lives. Wouldn't surprise me in the least if this guy was holding a shiv in his rectal cavity during games. He just looks ruthless, and that was before I realized that he legitimately rocks a diamond grill (seen above) on his teeth during games! It's like Cash Money Records infiltrated the NBA, might as well be Lil Wayne, or Birdman himself balling out there.

And there's this, perhaps the single greatest wikipedia page belonging to an NBA player I've ever seen:

"Ivan Johnson (born April 10, 1984) is an American professional basketball player who plays for the Atlanta Hawks of the National Basketball Association (NBA).[1] He is notable for being "banned forever" from the Korean Basketball League (KBL) after making an obscene gesture at a referee.[2]" 

That's it. That's all that's on his wiki page. His birthdate, his profession, and the fact that he was permanently kicked out of Korea.  There's two references, one to his page and one to the story about him being banned from Korea, which is obviously written in Korean. 

It couldn't be more blunt. The man plays basketball and he's a bad dude. That's all it has to say. 

Safe to say he's now my most interesting man in the NBA and I'm dying for details in English about what went down over there in Korea.