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
Game, was the 1978-79 NBA Finals MVP and a seven-time first-team All NBA
I'm pissed that he's not alive to see this. DJ deserved this a long time ago. He should have had the honor he deserved… to stand there in Springfield and make that speech and stand among his peers. I'm thrilled they got it right… finally. But I'll never forgive them… whoever "they" are… for taking their sweet-ass time and waiting until he passed to make it happen.