Kevin Johnson

Kevin Maurice Johnson (born March 4, 1966) is the current mayor of of Sacramento, California. He is Sacramento's first African American mayor. Prior to entering politics Johnson was a basketball player in the NBA, playing point guard for the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Phoenix Suns. As a basketball player, he was a three-time NBA All-Star and five-time All-NBA selection who holds many records for the Phoenix Suns franchise. In college, Johnson had been a two-time All-Pac 10 Conference player who was an honorable mention Associated Press All-American. Johnson was born and raised in Sacramento, the son of Georgia West, an African-American, and Lawrence "Frog" Johnson, a White American. West was only 16 when she gave birth, and after young Kevin's father drowned in a freak accident in the Sacramento River three years later, both Georgia and Kevin were raised by the Peats, Kevin's grandparents. Kevin would go on to become a local standout at Sacramento High School, where he starred in both baseball and basketball, leading the state of California in scoring as a senior (32.5 ppg). Despite excelling at two sports in high school, Johnson decided to play basketball exclusively at the
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