Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012 at 11:00 am  |  15 responses

Joe Johnson ‘Honestly’ Believes the Brooklyn Nets Can Win the Title

Joe Johnson spent years in Atlanta barely uttering a peep — most NBA fans probably don’t even know what his voice sounds like. But now that he’s in Brooklyn, Johnson can’t stop talking, and bragging about what the Nets could become. Joe Johnson claims that he truly believes his squad can win the NBA title in 2013. Per the NY Daily News: “I think we have a chance to win the whole thing this year,’ Joe Johnson said. ‘I’m not just saying it. I honestly believe it.’ Asked if he was somehow forgetting LeBron James’ Heat or the revamped Lakers, Johnson didn’t hesitate. ‘Definitely (we can beat those teams),’ Johnson said. ‘You have to go through these teams to win, right? I’m not sugar-coating anything. We understand Miami is the favorite. Nobody is picking us to win anything. We understand that. But I think our hard work is going to pay off. We have everything you could possibly want on a championship-caliber team.’ [...] ‘Looking at our team, we have a great roster,’ forward Andray Blatche said. ‘We have a team that’s winning the title.’ Even the cautious Avery Johnson jumped on the championship convoy. ‘The goal is to win a championship this year,’ the coach said. ‘Are we a championship team right now? No. Do we have the potential to be one as the season progresses? Absolutely.’”

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  • JML-G

    they got worthy roster, but cmon man – east is so stacked, they wont get through ALL of them no way – Miami, Boston, New York, Philly, Indiana, maybe also Chicago..

  • spit hot fiyah

    he said honestly they have a chance, which is true, he knows mathematics and probability

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    funny…..their coach doesn’t.

  • Brock RokWell

    I guarantee JJ won’t finish out the season healthy in NJ. Dude will be hurt by game 40.

  • Brock RokWell

    I meant Brooklyn, not NJ..lol

  • Malik

    Joe Johnson is “honestly” out of his mind.

  • daBIZ

    they HONESTLY could advance to the ECF if they got a few realistic breaks along the way — Celts and Sixers deal with injuries, Knicks implode, etc. But, obviously, they can’t eat the HEAT in a series; they couldn’t even go 6 games with that squad.

  • daBIZ

    And keep in mind: The Nets’ homecourt advantage will be the biggest in the league. Barclays is going to be bananas!

  • yann blavec

    they’re not better than the Manhattan Knicks.

  • danpowers

    IF brook lopez is able to stay healthy and pull down 10rpg, IF brooks can take his three point shooting to the next level and IF blatche wont be a cancer, they can. alltogether these are some big ifs


    Hope Joe does enough to back up this claim, because he damn sure hasn’t done enough to back up that contract he signed a few years back!

  • Max

    He probably knew it was to much money for him..

  • Guest

    I agree Joe.
    Welcome Nets!
    Go Nets!

  • Patrick Oliver

    I agree Joe.
    Welcome Nets!
    Go Nets!

  • Patrick Oliver

    Yes, they are yann!