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Ivan Johnson ejected from summer-league game (video)

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Atlanta Hawks power forward Ivan Johnson (44) loses the ball as Indiana Pacers power forward David West (21) defends during the second half of an NBA first-round playoff basketball game in Atlanta, Friday, May 3, 2013. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Ivan Johnson has a reputation to uphold.

He’s doing his best.

At about the 1:00 mark of this video, Johnson – the former Atlanta Hawk who spent last season in China – explains his mentality for getting back in the NBA: “I’ve got to kind of [f–] anybody in front of me.”

Playing for the Mavericks’ summer-league team, Johnson sure took that attitude to heart in a way you rarely see in the Vegas league: