Edward Arnet “Eddie” Johnson (born May 1, 1959) is a retired American professional basketball player who spent 17 seasons in the NBA and a year in the Euroleague midway through his career. With nearly 1,200 games in the NBA, he is notable for having scored the most career points of a player to never play in an NBA All-Star game. He is currently a broadcaster for Sirius XM NBA Radio and Fox Sports Arizona.
Johnson would play for the Kings, the Phoenix Suns, the Seattle SuperSonics, the Charlotte Hornets, the Indiana Pacers, the Houston Rockets, and Greek team Olympiacos (1994–1995) before retiring from basketball in 1999. Although his 19,202 points over 1,199 NBA games was the 22nd highest total in NBA history at the time of his retirement, Johnson was never selected to play in the All-Star game nor ever chosen for an All-NBA team. In fact, the “awards highlight” of his career occurred in 1989, when he received the NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award as a member of the Suns. Johnson’s career point total of 19,202 is also higher than all but 30 inductees into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. He also played for one year in the Greek League, with Olympiacos in the 1994-95 season.
Career highlights and awards
NBA Sixth Man of the Year (1989)
Career NBA statistics
Points 19,202 (16.0 ppg)
Rebounds 4,832 (4.0 rpg)
Assists 2,550 (2.1 apg)