Ivan Johnson is  a 30 year-old rostered player for the Dallas Mavericks summer league team. He’s also a well-travelled 6’8″ power forward who’s had his share of, uhh, incidents playing professionally here and abroad (he got banned from the Korean League, but just wrapped up a pretty successful stint in China where he averaged 26.0 points and 9.9 rebounds per game this season.)

You’d expect an undersized player hoping to latch onto a team to give the standard answers about showcasing his skills, the value of a high motor, etc. and Johnson does as much through the interview’s first 60 seconds. Then at the one minute-mark Johnson keeps it extra real about gunning for a spot. We’d be very, very nervous about battling Johnson for a rebound.

 

 

 


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