Have you ever day dreamed about what you would do if you had $100 million? Sure you have. We all have. Well, if you’re Joe Johnson, anointed best player of the Atlanta Hawks with a gluttonous six-year $119 million contract in tow, day dreaming can easily morph into reality.
Johnson, a known sneakerhead, took the idea of a shoe closet to a level that rivals the type of technology seen in prime time spy movies like James Bond flicks. To ensure that he’d be the only one with access to his massive 436 pairs of kicks, Joe had a state-of-the-art fingerprint security sensor installed for protection.
“I wanted to display all of my shoes, so I had this 500-square-foot closet made,” Johnson told Stacey Pressman of ESPN Magazine. “I just thought this would be a cool idea, and it would almost look like a museum. I had a fingerprint sensor put on the door to make sure I’m the only one who can get in here.”
As a member of Team Jordan, Johnson also told ESPN Mag that the majority of his 436 pairs are indeed from Jordan Brand and that he plans to wear all of them sooner or later. It’s one thing to have a 500 square foot sneaker closet to begin with, but to have a fingerprint scan system attached to it, Joe sure knows how to do it big.
Let’s see if he is able to lead the Atlanta Hawks to the Eastern Conference Finals this year. The pressure to live up to his insane contract is indeed as hot as ever given his team’s progressive success in the last few playoff seasons. However, it is not as though he can’t get it done. Revisit his signature performance from the 2008 playoffs against the Celtics below!
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Celtics @ Hawks – Game 4 – Round 1 2008
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