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Gus "Honeycomb" Johnson, Jr
Birth: Dec. 13, 1938
Summit County
Ohio, USA
Death: Apr. 29, 1987
Summit County
Ohio, USA

Hall of Fame Professional Basketball Player. He was selected 10th overall in the 1963 NBA draft by the Chicago Zephyrs, who moved to Baltimore the following year and became the Baltimore Bullets. That season (1963 to 1964) Johnson was voted to the NBA all rookie team and fininshed as runner-up for Rookie of the Year honors to Jerry Lucas. According to NBA legend Earl Monore, he was ahead of his time with his legendary leaps through the air, devestating dunks, and the shattering of three backboards in NBA games during his career. Johnson was an NBA All Star five times and was noted for scoring 25 points in 25 minutes in the 1965 NBA All Star Game. His jersey number 25 was retired by the Bullets franchise on December 13, 1986. Johnson died of brain cancer at the age of 48 in Akron, Ohio. He was elected to the Professional Basketball Hall of Fame in 2010. (bio by: Jdrhook) 
Mount Peace Cemetery
Summit County
Ohio, USA
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Record added: Jul 28, 2010
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