SB Nation's Tom Ziller places Hawks forward Ivan Johnson at No. 2 on his list of the NBA's most terrifying men. Johnson just re-signed with the Hawks after finally reaching the NBA last season. His long winding path is well chronicled including a stint in the Korean league where he earned a lifetime ban for making an obscene gesture at an official. Johnson also played in D-League where he was the leader in technical fouls.
Johnson's rookie season in Atlanta was tame by those standards where only a few instances of bad behavior popped up. While being terrifying to opponents, teammates, referees and coaches, Johnson is beloved by the Atlanta fan base with whom he became somewhat of a cult hero last season. The best news is that he will be back with the Hawks for the 2012-13 season.
An interesting note in Ziller's rankings is that Johnson finishes second behind his former teammate Jerry Stackhouse. Perhaps those who wondered out loud last season why Stack was still on the team now have their answer. No one was brave enough to walk up to him to inform him that he had been waived.