Joe Johnson of the Brooklyn Nets has had some sick plays this season, which may have been overlooked because we all knew him better as “Iso-Joe”, the Atlanta Hawks’ go-to play that would get the team nowhere. This season, he had Paul Pierce on all fours after he crossed him up a couple of months ago.
And then he does it again against the Miami Heat on Wednesday night. It was early in the game when Chris Bosh picked up Johnson as the Nets ran down the floor. Johnson headed to the rim and then suddenly pulled back his dribble. When Johnson pulled back that dribble, Bosh stumbled and bumped into his teammate, Udonis Haslem. Johnson had plenty of space for the open jumper. He could’ve made a sandwich during that entire time; he had that much space. Johnson converted the jumper after one of the better crossovers of the season.
However, the Heat had the last laugh. They blew out the Nets, 105-85, in that game. But we’ll always remember that crossover by Johnson. The way Bosh fell during that sequence is still instant comedy.