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Former Sacramento Kings Guard Eddie Johnson Joins The Nick Cattles Show

Jun 16, 2022, 5:21 PM
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During Thursday afternoon’s edition of The Nick Cattles Show, former Sacramento Kings guard Eddie Johnson joined the program to preview tonight’s Game 6 matchup of the NBA Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics.

The former NBA veteran is now a co-host on SiriusXM Radio’s NBA Today Show.

Topics discussed:

  • Andrew Wiggins’ impact on the NBA Finals–
  • Who will win series MVP if the Warriors win Game 6–Wiggins or Steph Curry?
  • Johnson discusses the struggles of Celtics forward Jayson Tatum
  • Who has been turning the ball over more during this series?
  • Jaylen Brown is dribbling his way into trouble
  • Johnson: “Boston is the better team, but they aren’t the smarter team.”

Johnson, 63, played 17 seasons in the NBA from 1981 to 1999 for the Kings, Seattle SuperSonics, Phoenix Suns, Houston Rockets, Indiana Pacers, and Charlotte Hornets. The 6’7 wing secured the Sixth Man of the Year award during the 1988-89 season while playing for the Suns.

Over six seasons with the Kings, Johnson averaged 18.7 points, 5.1 rebounds, and 2.8 assists over 483 games.

The Kings drafted Johnson with the 29th overall pick in the 1981 NBA Draft, as the Illinois product started his career with the Kansas City Kings. Johnson was present for the franchise’s relocation to Sacramento in 1985, helping lead the team to a playoff berth in their first season in the Capital city.

Listen to The Nick Cattles Show 3:00pm-6:00pm PST Monday through Friday right here on Sports 1140 KHTK.

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