Chris Johnson Gets 10-Day Contract, Puts on Show, Draws 'MVP' Chants

Jesse DorseyFeatured ColumnistJanuary 19, 2013

The Minnesota Timberwolves took down the Houston Rockets, 92-79, on a night in which they saw two players who just signed 10-day contracts combine for nearly 40 minutes.

Chris Johnson (not the football player) and Mickael Gelabale combined for 26 points and 10 rebounds, both of whom were on D-League teams less than 24 hours before joining the Timberwolves.

Of the two, it was Johnson who really put on a show, getting his scoring kicked off in the second quarter with this big alley-oop from J.J. Barea. He scored just two points through three quarters, but finished off with 13 in the fourth, including a second alley-oop.

Rubio and Ridnour just had to calm this crowd down from chanting M-V-P! too loudly for Chris Johnson. Obviously.

— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) January 20, 2013


The crowd went crazy each time, and fell in love with Johnson throughout the game.


— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 20, 2013

Chris Johnson has taken over this game.

— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 20, 2013


— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 20, 2013

Could Chris Johnson beat the 92 Dream Team? #arewestilldoingthesejokes

— Zach Harper (@talkhoops) January 20, 2013