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Gus Johnson

Date of Birth 13-December-1938
Place of Birth Akron
(Ohio, United States of America, Summit County, Area codes 234 and 330, Area code 234, Area code 330)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Basketball player
Gus Johnson was an American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. A 6 ft 6 in, 235-pound forward-center, he spent nine seasons with the Baltimore Bullets, and his final season was split between the Phoenix Suns and the Indiana Pacers of the ABA. One of the first forwards to frequently play above the rim, Johnson combined an unusual blend of strength, jumping ability, and speed; he was one of the first dunk shot artists in the NBA. His nickname "Honeycomb" was given to him by his college coach. He had a gold star drilled into one of his front teeth and shattered three backboards during his career. As a member of the Baltimore Bullets, Johnson was voted to the All-Rookie Team for 1963–64. He played in five NBA All-Star Games, was named to four All-NBA Second Teams, and was twice named to the All-NBA Defense First Team. His No. 25 jersey was retired by the Bullets franchise. With the Pacers, he was a member of the 1973 ABA championship team. Johnson was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010.

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