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Encyclopedia > Larry Johnson (basketball)

For the American basketball player of the 1970s, see Larry Johnson (Buffalo Braves). For the American basketball player of the 1990s, see Larry Johnson (basketball). ...

Larry Johnson
Position Power forward
Nickname LJ, Grandma-ma
Height 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m)
Weight 250 lb (113 kg)
Nationality USA
Born March 14, 1969 (1969-03-14) (age 38)
Tyler, Texas
College UNLV
Draft 1st overall, 1991
Charlotte Hornets
Pro career 1991–2001
Former teams Charlotte Hornets (1991–1996)
New York Knicks (1996–2001)
Awards 1991 USBWA College Player of the Year
Naismith College Player of the Year (1991)
John R. Wooden (1991)
NBA Rookie of the Year (1992)
2-Time NBA All-Star

Larry Demetric Johnson (born March 14, 1969 in Tyler, Texas) is a retired American professional basketball player who spent his professional career with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks in the NBA. He was listed as a 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) forward. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Texas. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas, United States. ... “UNLV” redirects here. ... 1991 NBA Draft - 26 June 1991 - New York City, New York Darrell Armstrong (PG), Fayetteville State Categories: | | ... The New Orleans Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... “Knicks” redirects here. ... USBWA College Player of the Year was started in 1959. ... The Naismith College Player of the Year award, named for basketball inventor James Naismith, is given annually by the Atlanta Tipoff Club to college basketballs top male and female player. ... The John R. Wooden Award is an award given annually to the most outstanding mens and womens college basketball players. ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ... is the 73rd day of the year (74th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1969 (Stargate SG-1) episode. ... Tyler is the county seat of Smith County in East Texas, United States. ... This article is about the sport. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... “Knicks” redirects here. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... In the context of basketball, forward usually refers to one of two positions: Power forward Small forward In addition, some basketball players share the attributes of a small forward and a point guard, and are accordingly called point forwards. ...


Johnson played his collegiate ball at Odessa College in 1988-89 and transfered to UNLV, winning the 1990 NCAA Championship title with them, was selected first overall in the 1991 NBA Draft by the Hornets, and would win the NBA Rookie of the Year Award the following year. “UNLV” redirects here. ... The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA, often said NC-Double-A) is a voluntary association of about 1200 institutions, conferences, organizations and individuals that organizes the athletics programs of many colleges and universities in the United States. ... 1991 NBA Draft - 26 June 1991 - New York City, New York Darrell Armstrong (PG), Fayetteville State Categories: | | ... The National Basketball Associations Rookie of the Year Award, first given after the 1952-53 NBA season, is given to the top first-year player in the league. ...


Along with Alonzo Mourning and Muggsy Bogues, Johnson played with the Hornets at the height of their popularity in the early and mid-1990s. During this time, Johnson, who went by his initialism "LJ" and the nickname "Grandma-ma" (because of a popular Converse commercial in which he dressed up like an old lady, which led to a role on the sitcom Family Matters), was featured on the cover of the premiere issue of SLAM Magazine. Unfortunately, friction between Johnson and Mourning forced the organization to make a change, so the Hornets traded Mourning to the Miami Heat. A year later however, Johnson himself was traded by the Hornets for fan-favorite Knicks player, Anthony Mason. Alonzo Harding Mourning, Jr. ... Tyrone Curtis Muggsy Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Acronyms and initialisms are abbreviations formed from the initial letter or letters of words, such as NATO and XHTML, and are pronounced in a way that is distinct from the full pronunciation of what the letters stand for. ... For other uses, see Converse (disambiguation). ... Family Matters is an American sitcom about a middle-class, black family living in Chicago. ... The first issue of SLAM, featuring cover athlete Larry Johnson. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Anthony George Douglas Mason (born December 14, 1966 in Miami, Florida) is a former NBA basketball player. ...


He played for the US national team in the 1994 FIBA World Championship, winning the gold medal.[1] The United States mens national basketball team is the representative for the United States of America in international mens basketball. ... Official logo The 1994 FIBA World Championship was an international basketball competition hosted by Canada from August 4 to August 14, 1994. ...


Johnson was a key member of the Knicks' 1999 Eastern Conference championship team and was the player who was hit with a foul by Antonio Davis of the Indiana Pacers. Standing outside the three-point line with 11.9 seconds left, Johnson held the ball, and then began to dribble. He leaned into defender Davis before jumping up. The referee called the foul about a half-second before Johnson released the ball, but it was counted as a continuation shooting foul. The three-point basket and the ensuing free throw gave the Knicks a 92-91 victory. The play was described by Tom Hammond of The NBA on NBC: "Johnson... is fouled... and hit!". The 1998-99 NBA season was the 53rd season of the National Basketball Association. ... Antonio Lee Davis (born October 31, 1968 in Oakland, California) is an American former National Basketball Association (NBA) player. ... The Indiana Pacers are a professional basketball team that plays in the National Basketball Association (NBA). ... For former NBA player, see Tom Hammonds. ... The NBA on NBC was a weekly presentation of National Basketball Association games on the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) from 1990 to 2002. ...


He was also a main contributor a year later in the NBA conference finals against the Indiana Pacers. Even though the Knicks lost the series 4-2, Johnson single-handedly carried them to their two victories in the series.


During the 1999 playoffs, Johnson characterized the Knicks as a band of "rebellious slaves." Bill Walton later called Johnson and his performance "a disgrace to the game of basketball." When Johnson was asked about the play of Spurs' point guard Avery Johnson in Game 4, Johnson again shifted the topic to slavery. "That's my man, Ave, because we're from the same plantation. We've both got the Johnson name," he said. "You tell Bill Walton that. We're from Massa Johnson's plantation." [1] The 1999 NBA Playoffs was the postseason tournament of the National Basketball Associations 1999 season. ... William Theodore Walton III, better known as Bill Walton (born November 5, 1952), is a former American basketball player and current television sportscaster. ... For the fictional character in the Halo series, see Avery J. Johnson. ...


On October 10, 2001 Johnson announced his early retirement from basketball due to chronic back problems that had plagued him for several years, after his point production decreased for five straight years. is the 283rd day of the year (284th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ...


In July 2007, LJ has expressed interest in making a comeback with the Knicks in some type of "leadership role". [2]


Acting

This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Tyrone Curtis Muggsy Bogues (born January 9, 1965, in Baltimore, Maryland) is a retired American professional basketball point guard and former head coach of the now-defunct Charlotte Sting of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA). ... Shawn Bradley (born March 22, 1972) is a retired American 7 ft. ... Charles Wade Barkley (born February 20, 1963) is a retired American professional basketball player. ... Patrick Aloysius Ewing (born August 5, 1962) is a Jamaican-born American former professional basketball player. ... Year 1993 (MCMXCIII) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar). ... Family Matters (TV series) also refers to a popular television series. ... Steven Quincy Urkel (born 1976[1]), better known as Steve Urkel (portrayed by Jaleel White) was the breakout character on the 1990s sitcom Family Matters. ...

References

  1. ^ 1994 USA Basketball

External links

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Naismith Award Winners Men
1991
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Christian Laettner
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Wooden Award Winners Men
1991
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Derrick Coleman
NBA first overall draft pick
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Shaquille O'Neal
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NBA Rookie of the Year
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Larry Johnson (basketball) at AllExperts (500 words)
Larry Demetric Johnson (born March 14, 1969 in Dallas, Texas) is a former NBA player who spent his career with the Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks.
Johnson was a key member of the Knicks' 1999 Eastern Conference championship team, and was the player who was hit with a foul by Antonio Davis of the Indiana Pacers, which some refer to as "the phantom four-point play" that cost a victory in Game 3 of the East Finals and, ultimately, the series.
During the 1999 playoffs, Johnson characterized the Knicks as a band of "rebellious slaves." Bill Walton later called Larry Johnson and his performance "a disgrace to the game of basketball." When Johnson was asked about the play of Spurs point guard Avery Johnson in Game 4, Johnson again shifted the topic to slavery.
Larry Johnson Biography | Sports Stars (201 words)
Johnson's story is one of rising from poverty to success.
It is also a story of how Johnson made good decisions: to join the Police Athletic League (PAL); to leave the neighborhood for high school; to leave Dallas, Texas, for college; and to stay at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas (UNLV) rather than jump to the NBA before graduating.
Larry Demetric Johnson was born March 14, 1969, in Tyle.....
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