Video: Celtics' Joe Johnson Hits First NBA Jumper Since 2018

Fresh off of signing a 10-day contract with the Boston Celtics, veteran guard Joe Johnson made his season debut Wednesday night against the Cleveland Cavaliers. With a little over two minutes left in the fourth quarter and Boston up by a 105-91 score, the fans of TD Garden chanted "we want Joe." They got their wish, as he not only was immediately put in, but also hit his first jumper since the 2017-18 season. He surely lived up to his "Iso Joe" nickname with it, too.

Due to the Celtics having an abundance of COVID-19 cases on their roster, it allowed Johnson to land this short-term contract. The 40-year-old had spent the last few seasons dominating the Big3, as he won two MVP awards and a championship as a member of the Triplets. 

Johnson's last NBA comeback attempt occurred right before the 2019-20 season, He had signed a deal with the Detroit Pistons, but ultimately was cut right before the start of the regular season. After this, it seemed that his chances of playing again in the NBA were slim. Thus, him successfully hitting an isolation jumper on Thursday is a moment that all basketball fans should love. 

The Celtics play next on Christmas Day against the Milwaukee Bucks. Therefore, we may see Johnson get some more playing time from here. Here's to hoping we do, as this could be the veteran's final ride.