Eddie Johnson Biography
Eddie Johnson is a well-known former professional basketball player from the United States who played 17 seasons in the National Basketball Association (NBA) and one year in the Greek Basket League.
He finished his NBA career with about 1,200 games played, ranking second only to Jamal Crawford among players who never played in an NBA All-Star Game. He presently serves as both the co-host of NBA Today, which airs on Sirius XM NBA Radio throughout the week, and the play-by-play TV 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 ft 7 in/2.01 m tall.
Eddie Johnson Family
Eddie’s parents raised him in Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. He has not revealed any information about his parents or siblings as of now.
Eddie Johnson Wife
Eddie joyfully married Joy Johnson, a former runway fashion model. He and Joy started dating in college as well. Eddie and his wife Joy have two daughters, Justin and Jade.
Eddie Johnson Education
Eddie Sharpshooting 6’7′′ forward/guard went to the University of Illinois, specializing in history, after graduating from Chicago’s Westinghouse High School. In the 1981 NBA draft, the Kansas City Kings selected him. He is most likely remembered by Fighting Illini supporters for his game-winning shot against Michigan State University (MSU).
During this time, MSU, led by future all-time NBA great Earvin “Magic” Eddie, was undefeated and ranked first in the country, but Illinois was also undefeated at 14-0. The victory gave Illinois a 15-0 record and the No. 2 ranking in the country (Illinois subsequently faded during regular season play, while MSU went on to win the National Championship).
Eddie Johnson Salary
Eddie receives an annual salary of $74,659.
Eddie Johnson Net Worth
Eddie’s estimated net worth is $ million.
Eddie Johnson Career
He played for the Kings, Charlotte Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Seattle SuperSonics, and Greek team Olympiacos in 1994 and 1995 before quitting the game in 1999. Eddie was also never chosen to play in the All-Star game or be picked to an All-NBA squad, even though, at the time of his retirement, his 19,202 points across 1,199 NBA games were the 22nd-highest total in NBA history.
Despite this, Eddie’s “awards highlight” of 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 a skilled motivational speaker, and he recently produced Eddie Johnson’s Jumpshot and Offensive Skills, an instructional DVD. Eddie also contributes often to the website Hoopshype.com and enjoys debating his views, beliefs, and thoughts with his readers.
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