Eddie Johnson is a former professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. His NBA career spanned from 1981 to 1999, playing for teams such as the Sacramento Kings, Phoenix Suns, and the Houston Rockets. He also played internationally for the Greek basketball club Olympiacos.

Player Profile and High School and College Career

Edward Arnet Johnson was born on May 1, 1959, in Chicago, Illinois in the United States of America. He stands 201 cm tall and his weight was last listed at 98 kg.

He attended the George Westinghouse College Preparatory High School in Chicago, Illinois. In his senior year, he was named to the Second-team Parade All-American. Later, he started playing college basketball for the University of Illinois.

Position Small Forward
Height / weight 2.01 m / 98 kg
Born 1 May 1959
Nationality United States United States
Playing Style Right Handed
Nickname Small Forward
Team History
Houston Rockets Houston Rockets 1997 - 1999
Indiana Pacers Indiana Pacers 1995 - 1997
Olympiacos 1994 - 1995
Charlotte Hornets Charlotte Hornets 1993 - 1994
Seattle SuperSonics Seattle SuperSonics 1990 - 1993
Phoenix Suns Phoenix Suns 1987 - 1990
Kansas City Kings Kansas City Kings 1981 - 1987

In 2006, he was mistaken for Eddie (Lee) Johnson, another former NBA Player.

Professional Career

Johnson joined the NBA in 1981 and was a second-round pick by the Kansas City Kings. He played professionally for a total of 19 years, 18 of those played in the NBA.

From 1981 to 1987, he played for the Sacramento Kings. Later from 1987 to 1990, he was with the Phoenix Suns, and in 1989, he was named the NBA Sixth Man of the Year. From 1990 to 1993, he played for the Seattle SuperSonics.

For the 1993-1994 season, he played for the Charlotte Hornets. For the 1994-1995 season, he played in Greece for the Olympiacos and became a fan favorite. Johnson returned to the NBA in the 1995-1996 season, laying for the Indiana Pacers.

His last two seasons in the NBA were the 1997-1998 and 1998-1999 seasons, both of which he played with the Houston Rockets. After he retired, he became a broadcaster for Arizona State.

Career Highlights

  • 1989 - NBA Sixth Man of the Year
  • 1977 - Second-team ParadeAll-American

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