Saturday, January 09, 2016

Seattle Sports Legend JJ Dies

The Seattle Times reports John Johnson, the power forward known as JJ, has died.  Johnson was on the 1979 Sonics team that beat the Baltimore Bullets for the NBA title.  When I worked at the Overlake UPS Store (I have since moved to the Crossroads UPS Store), JJ was a regular customer.  He was soft spoken, maybe a little surly, and bought nickel and dimes stuff.  I believe he worked at a car dealership down the road.  He would speak of himself in the third person as JJ. I asked him one day to show me his championship ring which did.   JJ had since moved to the Bay area since to be close to his son.

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