Boston Celtics forward Amir Johnson: 'I definitely know the fans will love me'
The Boston Celtics made Amir Johnson their big free agent signing because he plays every possession as if it's his last. He's a sturdy spark plug with talent, someone who changes games on both sides of the ball and undeniably makes his team better.
These are just a few of the reasons why Johnson knows he'll be embraced by his new fanbase this season. Here's what he said during Monday's introductory press conference, per Boston.com:
“I definitely know the fans will love me. I’m a team player, I’m a hustler...I play hard every game. So I know the fans will definitely love me. I know they’re great fans. I know back in the Detroit days, I’ve seen how rowdy they can get. So I know Boston loves their team for sure.”
This is a mutually beneficial situation. Johnson will help the Celtics win games this season and the Celtic will put Johnson in a great position to enter free agency at some point in the near future with the opportunity to make a ton of money on one more big contract.