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Amir Johnson defends himself on Twitter

Andrew Porter
October 19, 2018 - 12:54 pm

I respect it. 

Also, I don't want Amir Johnson tweeting about me after I post this. 

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Johnson had 13 points and three rebounds in 15 minutes off of the bench in Thursday's Sixers home-opener, a 127-108 win over the Bulls. 

But Johnson, admittedly, struggled in the first quarter and The Athletic's Derek Bodner and The Ringer's Kevin O'Connor were tweeting about him. 

Johnson must have searched his name on Twitter after the game. 

He kept going. 

At 31-years-old, I actually think Amir is a solid backup to Joel Embiid. He's not flashy, but he understands the game and does he job. He struggled early last night, but Johnson is pretty consistent night in and night out.