Playing on a championship college team in his freshman year was a huge thrill for Kris Johnson. But that experience paled in comparison to the postseason summer he spent in Los Angeles playing with basketball great Michael Jordan.
It’s a memory that still causes his voice to shake with excitement 25 years later.
Johnson, a former pro basketball player who is currently a businessman, was a member of the UCLA basketball team that won the NCAA tournament in 1995. The team was treated like sports royalty, with invitations to the White House and gala events like the premiere of the Will Smith-Martin Lawrence action hit “Bad Boys.”
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