Atlanta Hawks Renounce Ivan Johnson

Sad news for Ivan Johnson fans. (play video above while reading duration of article)

According to PeachtreeHoops’ own Jason Walker, the Atlanta Hawks have renounced Ivan Johnson.

Jason described it well. The renouncing of Ivan the Terrible doesn’t mean he’s not coming back. However, the six big men under contract for next season (Horford, Millsap, Brand, Antic, Scott, Ayon) give the hint that an Ivan return is 99.9% not happening.

Johnson’s days in Atlanta will be remembered by his gritty play, nation-wide fear, and endless antics.

Want to re-live some of his best moments as a Hawk? Let’s take a stroll down memory lane:

Remember when Ivan showed Charles Barkley how “terrible” he was against the Heat (minus Bron/Wade)?

Remember when Raj Prashad and Robby Kalland (of HawksHoop and Peachtree Hoops, respectively) threw in some sugar, some spice, a diamond grill, and a portion of 2 Chainz’ demo to create a legendary Ivan Johnson Mixtape?

Remember when Ivan Johnson made a Celtics fan wish he had never been born?

Remember when Ivan Johnson reminded Channing Frye of his creator?

Plenty of great times from Ivan in Atlanta and I hope he has plenty more wherever he goes.

What will you miss most about Ivan? Let us know in the comment section!

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