James Johnson

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James Patrick Johnson

Cheyenne, Wyoming, USA

An NBA player currently playing for the Minnesota Timberwolves, a former MMA fighter and kickboxer. He also holds a second-degree black belt in Karate.

Studied at Wake Forest University from 2007-2009 before being drafted to the NBA.
He is the second person of Samoan heritage who has played at the professional level in the NBA, after Wally Rank in the 1980′s.
2008 – third team All-Atlantic Coast Conference)
2008 – first team All-Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie
2009 – third team All-Atlantic Coast Conference
2009 – selected in the first round (16th overall) by the Chicago Bulls in the 2009 NBA Draft, he was with the Chicago Bulls from 2009-2011
2011 – He was assigned to the Iowa Energy NBA D-League
2011 – He was traded to the Toronto Raptors
2012 – He was traded to the Sacramento Kings
2013 – He was signed to Atlanta Hawks
2013 – He was acquired by the Rio Grande Valley Vipers
2014 – He was signed to Memphis Grizzlies

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