Biography of Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson is a famous former professional basketball player from the United States who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and one year in the Hellenic Basketball League.
He finished his NBA career with approximately 1,200 games played, ranking second only to Jamal Crawford among players who never played in an NBA All-Star game. He currently co-hosts NBA Today, which airs on Sirius XM NBA Radio throughout the week, and is a play-by-play television analyst for the Phoenix Suns on Bally Sports Arizona.
Eddie Johnson Age
Eddie Johnson was born in Chicago, Illinois in the United States on May 1, 1959. He is 63 years old.
Eddie Johnson Height
Eddie stands at an average height of 6 feet 7 inches/2.01 m tall.
Eddie Johnson Family
Eddie’s parents raised him in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. So far he has not revealed any information about his parents or siblings.
Eddie Johnson’s wife
Eddie is happily married to Joy Johnson, a former fashion model. He and Joy started dating in college as well. Eddie and his wife Joy have two daughters, Justine and Jade.
Eddie Johnson training
Eddie Sharpshooting 6’7” forward/guard attended the University of Illinois, majoring in history, after graduating from Chicago’s Westinghouse High School. In The 1981 NBA draft, The Kansas City Kings selected him. Fighting Illini fans probably remember him for his game-winning shot against Michigan State University (MSU).
During that time, MSU, led by future NBA all-time great Earvin “Magic” Eddie, was undefeated and ranked No. 1 in the nation, but Illinois was also undefeated at 14-0. The win gave Illinois a 15-0 record and the No. 2 ranking in the nation (Illinois was then swept during the regular season, while MSU won the National Championship).
Eddie Johnson Salary
Eddie receives an annual salary of $74,659.
Eddie Johnson Net Worth
Eddie’s estimated net worth is millions of dollars.
Eddie Johnson’s career
He played for the Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics and the Greek team Olympiakos in 1994 and 1995 before retiring from the game in 1999. Eddie was also never selected to play in the All-Star game or being selected to an All-NBA team, even though, at the time of his retirement, his 19,202 points in 1,199 NBA games were the 22nd highest total in NBA history.
However, Eddie’s “highlight of awards” in his career came in 1989 when he was a member of the Suns and received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award. His career point total of 19,202 is also higher than all but 30 Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame honorees.
Eddie returned to broadcasting after his playing career ended, working as a color commentator for Arizona State, the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and now the Phoenix Suns. He is also an accomplished motivational speaker and recently produced Eddie Johnson’s Jumpshot and Offensive Skills, an instructional DVD. Eddie is also a frequent contributor to Hoopshype.com and enjoys discussing his opinions, beliefs and thoughts with his readers.
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