Birth Name: Dennis Wayne Johnson
Date of Birth: September 18, 1954
Place of Birth: San Pedro, Los Angeles, California, United States
Date of Death: February 22, 2007
Place of Death: Austin, Texas, U.S.
Dennis Johnson was an American professional basketball player. He was a point guard/shooting guard who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA), for multiple teams. His number 3 jersey was retired with the Boston Celtics, and hangs from the rafters of the TD Garden. He was nicknamed “DJ.”
Dennis was the son of Margaret and Charles L. Johnson. He was raised in Compton. He was married to Donna, with whom he had three children. His brother Joey was also a basketball player, and his nephew, Joey’s son, is professional basketball player Nick Johnson.
Dennis’s paternal grandfather was Herbert Johnson (the son of Charlie Johnson and Elnora Thornton). Herbert was from Arkansas. Charlie was born in Texas, the son of Drayton William Johnson and Nancy Jane Chancellor.
Dennis’s paternal grandmother was named Minarva Scot. Minarva was from Arkansas.
Dennis’s maternal grandfather was Rudoff/Rodoff Jason Thompson (the son of Will Thompson and Gertrude Dillard).
Dennis’s maternal grandmother was named Sarah E.