Birthplace: Little Rock, AR
NBA Seasons: 17
All-Star Appearances: 7
In 2022, Johnson’s BIG3 league dominance subsided just a bit, as he decided to take a hiatus from the league mid-season. It looks like he’s ready to take his crown back, however, as he will be returning as Triplets Captain in 2023.
In 2021, Joe Johnson took home his second straight BIG3 MVP. For the second season in a row, Joe led the league in scoring, averaging 22.8 points.
Johnson took the BIG3 by storm as a rookie in 2019, shattering the league’s scoring record with 175 points and earning MVP honors. After averaging 21.9 points per game during the regular season, he cranked up his game when it mattered most, scoring 28 in the Triplets’ 50-39 victory over Killer 3s in the BIG3 championship game.
In addition to leading the league in scoring in 2019, Johnson topped all BIG3 players in assists (3.9 per game) and steals (1.1 per game) and tied for third in rebounds (7.5 per game). He was ninth in three-point percentage (.390) and tied for second in four-point percentage (.500) while making four shots from four-point range, doubling the total of the next-highest player.
Johnson was named the Captain of the expansion Triplets in 2019 after a stellar NBA career that included seven trips to the All-Star Game in 17 seasons and an All-NBA 3rd team selection.
Born in Little Rock, Arkansas, Jonson was known as one of the NBA’s most lethal scorers, tallying 20,405 points and more than 40,000 career minutes. Johnson’s longest stretch with a team was with Atlanta from 2005-2012, where he led the Hawks to the postseason 5 times.
Known for his ability to score in isolation situations and versatility, Johnson averaged 16 points, four rebounds and 3.9 assists per game over the course of his long NBA career. Johnson was rewarded for his stellar BIG3 play during the NBA season when he signed a 10-Day contract with the Boston Celtics, returning to the team that drafted him back in 2001.