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.