Dennis Johnson (basketball player)
|birthday||September 18, 1954|
|place of birth||Compton , United States|
|date of death||February 22, 2007|
|Place of death||Austin , United States|
|NBA draft||1976 , Pick 29th, Seattle SuperSonics|
|Clubs as active|
|1976–1980 Seattle SuperSonics 1980–1983 Phoenix Suns 1983–1990 Boston Celtics
Dennis Wayne Johnson (born September 18, 1954 in Compton , California , † February 22, 2007 in Austin , Texas ) was an American basketball player .
Johnson played in the position of point guard between 1976 and 1990 in the North American professional league NBA . Johnson began his career with the Seattle SuperSonics , with whom he surprisingly won the 1979 NBA championship against the Washington Bullets . In the final series he was awarded as an MVP . However, he was best known during his time with the Boston Celtics (1983-1990), when he won two more NBA championships (1984 and 1986) on the side of Larry Bird , Kevin McHale and Robert Parish . He is also a five-time NBA Allstar (1979–1982 and 1985). Johnson was considered a candidate for the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame , but was not elected in the 1999 first ballot. In 2010, however, he was posthumously accepted into the Hall of Fame. He unexpectedly died of a heart attack at the age of 52 after collapsing unconscious during a training game at the Austin Convention Center .
- Dennis Johnson in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame . On: Hoophall website; Springfield, MA, 2018. Retrieved April 20, 2018 (in English).
- Dennis Johnson (basketball player) - player profile on basketball-reference.com
|ALTERNATIVE NAMES||Johnson, Dennis Wayne (full name)|
|BRIEF DESCRIPTION||American basketball player|
|DATE OF BIRTH||September 18, 1954|
|PLACE OF BIRTH||Compton , California|
|DATE OF DEATH||February 22, 2007|
|Place of death||Austin , Texas|