George T. Johnson

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George T. Johnson
Personal information
Born (1948-12-18) December 18, 1948 (age 68)
Tylertown, Mississippi
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m)
Listed weight 205 lb (93 kg)
Career information
High school Gulledge (Tylertown, Mississippi)
College Dillard (1966–1970)
NBA draft 1970 / Round: 5 / Pick: 79th overall
Selected by the Chicago Bulls
Playing career 1972–1986
Position Center / Power forward
Number 52, 43
Career history
19721977 Golden State Warriors
1977 Buffalo Braves
19771980 New Jersey Nets
19801982 San Antonio Spurs
1982–1983 Atlanta Hawks
1984–1985 New Jersey Nets
1985–1986 Seattle SuperSonics
Career highlights and awards
Career statistics
Points 4,369
Rebounds 5,887
Blocks 2,082
Stats at

George Thomas Johnson (born December 18, 1948) is an American retired 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.[1]

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