The Boston Globe reports that, according to a source close to the Hall of Fame, Dennis Johnson will be elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame.
Former Celtic great Dennis Johnson, who helped Boston to two NBA titles, has been elected to the Naismith Hall of Fame, according to a source close to the Hall. The announcement will come Monday at 11 a.m. from Indianapolis and Johnson will be amongst those tabbed.
Johnson, who passed away in February 2007, played 14 seasons in the NBA, four with the Seattle SuperSonics, three with the Phoenix Suns and the final seven with the Celtics. He was the team’s point guard and floor leader during the glory years. Johnson played in five All-Star Games, was the 1978-79 NBA Finals MVP and a seven-time first-team All NBA defensive selection.
It’s about time for DJ to get enshrined. It’s a shame he didn’t live long enough to see the day he’d be honored as one of the greatest basketball players ever.