Eddie Johnson (basketball, born 1959)

Eddie Johnson ( born May 1, 1959 in Chicago, Illinois ) is a former American professional basketball player at the position of small forward.

Johnson started his NBA career with the Kansas City Kings who chose him in the NBA Draft in 1981 at 29 place. For starting in 1985 based in Sacramento Kings played six years in the second season he was a regular for four years and leading scorer of the team. In the seasons 1983/84 and 1984/85 he obtained the best values ​​of his career with 21.9 and 22.9 points per game. Before the season 1987/88 he moved to the Phoenix Suns. There he lost after a season 's status as a starter, won it in the 1988/89 season the Sixth Man of the Year Award. In the 1990/91 season he moved to the Seattle SuperSonics, for the 1993/94 season then to the Charlotte Hornets. The next season joined Johnson for the Greek team Olympiakos Piraeus, won the national championship and reached the finals of ULEB Euro League. After a year he returned to the NBA and played for the Indiana Pacers. In the season 1996/97 he moved to the Houston Rockets, where he finished his career in 1999.

With a total of 19,202 points, Johnson is one of the 50 most successful shooters NBA history. Nevertheless, he was never elected to the All- Star and also appointed to no All- NBA team.