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Congrats, Joe

(AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Former Razorback star Joe Johnson took a break yesterday from single-handedly causing global warming to lead the Atlanta Hawks to a rare playoff series victory. How rare? Consider the following: heading into Sunday's Game 7, the Hawks had not won a playoff series since 1999 and had not won a best-of-seven series since 1970.

There's always been a feeling here in Atlanta that, despite his impressive statistics, Joe isn't the force that he should be. Whether that's true or not, it was still exciting to see him come through in such a big situation yesterday. The Hawks have been so god awful for so long that any series victory under any circumstance is cause for celebration.

I hope Joe and his teammates enjoy their time in the sun, though, because it's hard to see them advancing past LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers.