Dennis Johnson
For a guy who sat on the bench in his senior year of high school and was barely noticed by college recruiters, Dennis Johnson was an unlikely NBA hero. A born fighter who didn't have the greatest natural skills, Johnson battled his way from mediocrity as a prep player to greatness as a pro. D.J. played for three championship teams during his 13-year career with Seattle, Phoenix and Boston, and established himself as one of the league's best defensive guards. more...
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Complete Bio | Summary | Complete Stats
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FG%
3PFG%
FT%
Rebs
RPG
Asts
APG
Stls
Blks
Pts
PPG
1,100
.445
.172
.797
4,249
3.9
5,499
5.0
1,477
675
15,535
14.1
Full Name: Dennis Wayne Johnson
Born: 9/18/54 in Compton, Calif.
Died: 2/22/07 in Austin, Tex.
High School: Dominguez (Compton, Calif.)
Junior College: Los Angeles Harbor (Calif.)
College: Pepperdine University
Drafted: Seattle SuperSonics, 1976 (29th overall)
Transactions: Traded to Phoenix Suns, 6/4/80; Traded to Boston Celtics, 6/27/83
Nickname: DJ
Height: 6-4
Weight: 200 lbs.
Honors: NBA champion (1979, '84, '86); NBA Finals MVP (1979); All-NBA First Team (1981); All-NBA Second Team (1980); All-Defensive First Team (1979-83, '87); All-Defensive Second Team (1984-86); Five-time NBA All-Star 1979-82, '85).