Jason Patt of SB Nation, with the aid of a series of tweets from Tim Bontemps, looks at the Joe Johnson phenomenon, not from the raw numbers, which we all know about ... the 12-for-14, the 5-of-5, but from a comparative standpoint. How his clutchiness compares to that of other supposedly great clutch shooters.
Suffice it to say, there is no comparison.
Here are a few of the Bontemps tweets...
Just to compare: Joe Johnson's 12-for-14 in final 30 seconds of games Nets are tied or behind by 3 last 2 years. Carmelo Anthony is 1-for-16— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 3, 2014
And in the last 10 seconds in those same late/close situations (team tied/within 3), Joe Johnson is 6-for-6. Carmelo Anthony is 0-for-10.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 3, 2014
Over that same span, LeBron James is 8-for-17 within final 30 seconds, 4-for-11 within the final 10 seconds.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 3, 2014
Kobe Bryant last year was 4-for-11 in final 30 seconds, 3-for-9 in the final 10 seconds. Kevin Durant is 4-for-12 and 0-for-6, respectively.— Tim Bontemps (@TimBontemps) January 3, 2014
As Paul Pierce --4-of-15, 2-of-12-- says, ""We believe in him. He has the résumé. When you have the résumé, everybody trusts him — make or miss. We trust him."
- Joe Johnson keeps dominating in buzzer-beating situations - Jason Patt - SB Nation
Nets rewind: The most clutch player in the NBA - Tim Bontemps - New York Post