Joe Johnson Calls Out the Nets for Being ‘Very Selfish’

by November 12, 2014

Despite a 4-2 start to the season, Brooklyn Nets guard Joe Johnson is not happy with many of his teammates.

Johnson blasted the Nets for selfish play a couple days following their 104-96 win Sunday against the visiting Orlando Magic.

Iso Joe wants the Nets to improve their ball-movement, especially against the NBA’s elite teams.

Per the NY Post:

“I just think guys kind of exhaust their options and then when there’s nothing else for them, then they’ll pass it when they have to,” Johnson said. “For the most part, we’ve been very selfish. 4-2, I mean, it’s pretty good, but I wouldn’t say it’s where we want to be right now against teams that aren’t playoff teams. […] Honestly, I have no idea how it changes.”


“I don’t really say much. If I’m speaking on something or saying something, then obviously it has to be something,” Johnson said. “So I’m not just talking for my health. I’m doing it or trying to do it for the betterment of the team. […] If I looked down the roster and saw that we didn’t have a championship-caliber team, then nah, I wouldn’t say nothing.”


“They’re grown men, and they’re entitled to their opinion. I don’t have to agree or disagree — I don’t care what they say,” head coach Lionel Hollins said. “I thought our ball movement was really good. I thought our offense was really good.”