I talked to Jamir while he was in the hospitalBrowns give Johnson new deal Aug 18, 2002
We're both a very important part of this and I didn't want to leave at a time like thisBrowns give Johnson new deal Aug 18, 2002
After the last timeout, we came out to play, and my thoughts were, 'I don't see how we should lose this game,Tulsa 71, Marquette 69 Mar 14, 2002
Sometimes the defense doesn't come through for us. It's like we are always fighting an uphill battleTennessee 31, Cleveland 15 Dec 02, 2001
I want the NBA to know that even though we've had failed attempts in the past, I think it's a new era in SacramentoSacramento set to pitch arena plan to NBA Apr 13, 2011
Kevin Maurice Johnson (born March 4, 1966) is the current mayor of Sacramento, California. He is Sacramento's first African American mayor. Prior to entering politics Johnson was a basketball player in the NBA, playing point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns. As a basketball player, he was a three-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection who holds many records for the Phoenix Suns franchise. At University of California, Berkeley, Johnson had been a two-time All-Pac 10 Conference player who was also an honorable-mention All-American by the Associated Press sportswriters.
As mayor of Sacramento, Johnson has met with President Obama and his administration three times about critical regional issues. He regularly consults with the nation's leading mayors, including New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg; former Washington D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty; former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom; Newark Mayor Cory Booker; and former Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin, among others. Johnson has served as a guest commentator on several networks including CNN, MSNBC, and Fox, and has been featured on Larry King Live, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dateline NBC, and The Colbert Report.
Johnson was born and raised in Sacramento, the son of Georgia West and Lawrence Johnson. After Johnson's father drowned in an accident in the Sacramento River, he was raised by the Peat family, Johnson's grandparents. He would go on to become a local standout at Sacramento High School, where he starred in both baseball and basketball, leading the state of California in scoring as a senior (32.5 ppg).