Tales of Fox Tech grad Ivan Johnson’s inner rage have already become legendary after just one NBA season with the Atlanta Hawks. They include:
* , when the 2002 Express-News All-Area selection was known as Ivan Johnson.
* A string of anger-related incidents culminating in a .
* last season for refusing to give up his seat on the bench to a veteran teammate.
* A $25,000 fine for during last year’s playoffs.
Those are just the highlights. Johnson added another one on Monday, shattering a backboard during Atlanta’s practice at Butler University. Teammates were awed by Johnson’s feat — not just because it reportedly takes to shatter a modern backboard, but because practice was subsequently cancelled.
After fighting so hard to reach the NBA last season as a 27-year-old rookie, Johnson was understandably nonplussed by his show of strength: