Dennis Johnson passes away

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  1. roscoe36

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    ESPN.com - NBA - Former Celtics guard Dennis Johnson dies at 52

     
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    Wow, that's tragic. When I watched a bit of Amir's D-League game that was on NBA TV in the last month or two, he was coaching the other team, and I remember thinking, "so that's what Dennis Johnson is doing these days."
     
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    One of my favorite players of his era and a class act.

    Tragic.
     
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    I can still remember his face. Because he had some strange spots on it.
    He was the guy that scored when Bird stole Zekes inbound pass in the 1987 conference finals.
     
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    I have to admit, he was my favorite Celtic. Too young to go.
     
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    Great article from SI.com (link courtesy of Truehoop)

    SI.com - Writers - Jack McCallum: Implacable cool made D.J. special
     
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    If I HAD to have a favorite Celtic, I'd pick DJ.
     
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    Quit speaking of the deceased like that, you guys!

    Dennis Johnson IS and always will BE a Super Sonic!!!!
     
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    Too young to go is right. I am 52 and anyone my age or younger that loses his life due to heart attacks or heart disease scares me into rethinking how I am treating my body. Especially when I am away from home alot & on the road eating out and not getting enough rest and excercise. We got to take care of ourselves!!

    I like BIll Waltons' eulogy, "DJ died because of a broken heart of not being nominated for the HOF last weekend."


    RIP - MR DJ
     
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    Yeah, but he did a lot of damage before he went down.
     
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    I hear ya DT.

    Maybe we are showing our age, however, that backcourt of DJ and the wizard (Gus Williams) was awesome with the Sonics in the late 70`s early 80`s before DJ was traded to the Celtics.

    DJ and the Sonics faced Wes Unseld and the then Washington Bullets in the Finals in `78 and `79. each winning one year.

    He was a solid all aroung good guy and baller.
     

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