First Ever Cleveland Cavalier John Johnson Passes Away at 68
The Cleveland Cavaliers’ family lost a member of its family on January 7, 2016 when John Johnson passed away at the age of 68. He averaged 12.9 points, 5.5 rebounds, and 3.8 assists in 29.6 minutes per game over his 12-year career.
Johnson was the first player to don a Cavalier jersey when the team drafted him with the 7th pick back in 1970. The two-time all star was also the franchise’s first player to make an All Star team in 1970-71 and ’71-72. In his three years with the Cavs, Johnson averaged 15.9 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 4.5 assists.
According to ESPN, Johnson’s godson, John Herndon, said Friday that Johnson died Thursday at his San Jose home. The cause of death wasn’t known. he cause of his passing is unknown,