"If you ever wanted to see someone shooting with text book form, accuracy, and follow thru, Eddie Johnson is the man..." Reggie Miller
Considered one of the greatest pure jump shooters to ever play in the NBA, Eddie Johnson played for seventeen years for six NBA teams:
- Kansas City/Sacramento Kings (1981 1987)
- Phoenix Suns (1987 1990)
- Seattle Supersonics (1990 1993)
- Charlotte Hornets (1993 1994)
- Indiana Pacers (1995 1997)
- Houston Rockets (1997 1999)
Scoring over 19,000 career points, Eddie has the distinction of being the NBA's all-time leading scorer off the bench having fewer than 500 starts. In the 1988-89 season, he won the NBAs "Sixth Man" of the Year Award averaging 21.5 PPG for the Phoenix Suns.
"Eddie Johnson's outside shot can change the tempo of a game", says Cotton Fitzsimmons, the former NBA coach who drafted him. Eddie is best known for his 24 foot buzzer beater against the Utah Jazz in Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals in 1997. In 1999, Eddie retired from the Houston Rockets and is currently the radio/television analyst for the Phoenix Suns.