Remembering NBA forward John Johnson

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John Johnson, the former NBA All-Star who was a part of the Seattle Supersonics 1979 title team, has passed away at the age of 68.

Drafted No. 7 out of Iowa, he was an All-Star his first two seasons in the league with the Cavaliers. He was one of the pioneers of the idea of a “point forward” and he had a skill set that would have translated well into today’s game. He scored 11 points a game for the title-winning Sonics team of 1979. He also played for Portland and Houston in his NBA career.

Our thoughts are with his family and friends.