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Dennis Johnson Elected to Hall of Fame

Dennis Johnson (Image from NBA.com)

According to WBZ’s Steve Burton, former Celtics guard Dennis Johnson has been elected to the Basketball Hall of Fame. Johnson, who died in 2007 at 52, joins a 2010 class likely headed by Karl Malone and Scottie Pippen

From WBZ:

The class of 2010 will be formally announced Monday morning in Indianapolis.

His wife Donna told Burton she has mixed emotions.  She’s happy that he finally made it, but sad that he’s not here to enjoy the moment.

DJ averaged 14.1 points and 5.0 assists during his 14-year career, including seven seasons with the Celtics. He won three titles overall, one with the Sonics in 1979, and two with the Celtics in 1984 and 1986.

Known for his tenacious defense from the guard position, Johnson was elected to five All-Star Games.

The Celtics retired his No. 3 in 1991.

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