“The flame that burns twice as bright burns half as long.” ~ Lao Tzu
Thus is the plight of former Suns point guard Kevin Johnson.
Despite having one of the best careers a point guard has ever had in the NBA, the fact that he burned brighter but for a shorter period of time has, in my opinion, hurt the former all-star in his pursuit of enshrinement in the Basketball Hall of Fame.
I’m usually not a fan of numbers — mostly because the largest one in my life is the one that appears when I step on a scale — but the best way to paint the picture of the man who made the No. 7 Suns jersey iconic is to look at the numbers compared to the contemporaries of his era. [Read more...]