#TBT: Kevin Johnson

The star PG drops 38 on Golden State in the '94 Playoffs.
by August 28, 2014

You probably know about Kevin Johnson. He’s the mayor of Sacramento, he jammed all over Hakeem, and he was good in the ’90s.

Correction: he was really good.

KJ served as Charles Barkley’s dynamite wingman for a few years and was a star in his own right. He averaged nearly 20 and 10 for nine seasons between 1988-97, and was huge during the Suns’ run to the Finals in ’93. You might call him an early version of the PGs we’re seeing today: 6-1 and unafraid to fly into the paint amongst the trees for a slam. Those Phoenix teams could never capture the title, but I think most dudes would settle for KJ’s resume.

Above, watch him pour in 38 against Mullin, C-Webb, Spree and the Dubs in Game 2 of their 1994 opening-round playoff series.