Ex-NBA center Ervin Johnson to speak at elementary school


ervin-johnsonErvin Johnson, a 13-year NBA veteran who played a year for the Denver Nuggets, will speak at South Park Elementary School on Feb. 20, according to Pueblo Chieftain.

Johnson, who is a community ambassador for the Nuggets, will share his life experiences including playing in the NBA as part of his talk.

He also will discuss the value of education and obtaining life skills with the students.

The Nuggets obtained Johnson in 1996 to replaced departed free-agent center Dikembe Mutombo.

He averaged 7.1 points, 11.1 rebounds and 2.8 blocked shots that year, also leading the NBA in total defensive rebounds with 682.

Johnson played throughout his career for Seattle Supersonics, Denver Nuggets, Milwaukee Bucks, and Minnesota Timberwolves.

He holds career averages of 4.1 ppg, 6.1 rpg and 1.3 bpg in 20.1 minutes of playing time.

In total, Johnson appeared in 845 NBA games, starting in 452.

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