- For the basketball player born in 1956, see George L. Johnson (basketball). For the basketball player born in 1947, see George E. Johnson (basketball).
George Thomas Johnson (born December 18, 1948) is a retired American professional basketball player. A 6'11" forward/center born in Tylertown, Mississippi and from Dillard University, he played in 13 NBA seasons (1972–1983; 1984–1986) as a member of the Golden State Warriors, the Buffalo Braves, the New Jersey Nets, the San Antonio Spurs, the Atlanta Hawks, and the Seattle SuperSonics.
Johnson was a key reserve on the Warriors team that won the NBA Championship in 1975, and he grabbed 5,887 rebounds in his career. Johnson led the NBA in blocked shots per game three times, led the NBA in disqualifications in 1977-78 with 20, and was named to the NBA All-Defensive Second Team in 1980-81. He blocked at least 10 shots in a game six times during his NBA career.
Inspired by his teammate Rick Barry, Johnson shot his free throws underhanded.