Who is Larry Johnson and what is his net worth 2019? Larry Johnson is a retired professional basketball player. He has also made appearances on several TV shows and movies, including “Family Matters”, “Space Jam”, and “Eddie”. He won a gold medal at the FIBA World Championship in Canada in 1994. He also won a gold medal at the Summer Universiade in 1989 in Duisburg. He was named the NABC Player of the Year and the USBWA Player of the Year awards in 1991, and the John R. Wooden Award in the same year. He is mostly known as LJ and Grandmama.
Larry (Alphonso) Johnson was born on 14th March 1969 in Texas, Tyler. He was born to Christine. His father was a vice principal and a football coach in high school. Larry has two siblings. Johnson has a bachelorette degree of arts from Penn State in the field of integrative arts. Johnson considers his father Larry as his best friend.
Johnson converted to Islam. He also observed Ramadan, the holy month of fasting, during the NBA.His wife Celeste and Larry have three children who are Larry Demetric Jr., Lance, and Lasani. Johnson has five children with four different women. Since 2003, Johnson has been arrested six times. Even though Johnson is quite a celebrity in sports as well as an actor, he has been filed cases for women assault. He has allegations of strangling his ex also.
At UNLV Larry Johnson is ranked 12th in career scoring and 7th in rebounding even after playing only two seasons. He holds the record for career field goal percentage in a single season. He played in two names known as Charlotte Hornets and New York Knicks during his career.
While playing with Charlotte Hornets, he was on the premium issue of SLAM magazine. Even though Johnson was in the All-star form in Charlotte Horne, he couldn’t do that well in Knicks. Still, he was the best key in the team. He has signed the most lucrative contract of $84 million for 12 years, on October 1993.
He won NBA All-Star (1993, 1995) two times. All-NBA Second Team (1993)
He became the Sporting News College Player of the Year in 1991.
This legend won the Consensus first-team All-American (1990, 1991) and the Big West Player of the Year (1990, 1991) twice.
He has been the NBA rookie of the year and All rookie of the year several times. Johnson was nominated as 1993’s All-star game.
Net Worth of Larry Johnson
It has been calculated that the current net worth of Larry Johnson net worth is $11 million. This sum also makes him one of the richest basketball players of all the time. However, today he is no longer playing basketball professionally as he is a retired player.
Johnson appeared in one of the videos of Fantasia in 2007. On 18th April 2012, Johnson was hired by Knicks as a basketball and business operations representative. On October 2001 he announced his retirement due to chronic back pain. During that time his points were quite low for three consecutive years. His basketball abilities were so excellent and alongside Muggsy Bogues, Shawn Bradley, Charles Barkley and Patrick Ewing.