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Former NBA All Star dies

Former NBA All Star dies

The story of Eddie Johnson is one of the most incredible in the NBA and the clear demonstration of how a life can be totally spoiled by bad decisions.

He had everything to succeed the player who was All Star on two occasions when he was a member of the Atlanta Hawks, in 1980 and 1981. He played 10 seasons in the league this base of 1.88m tall who in the final stretch of his career was hooked on cocaine and committed crimes that led to him being arrested more than 100 times.

In 2006 he was charged with raping an eight-year-old girl and was serving a life sentence.

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The death of the former Atlanta Hawks basketball player at the age of 65 occurred in jail, where he had been held for more than 10 years and where he had to spend the rest of his days.

According to American press reports at the time, Johnson was accused of entering an apartment where an 8-year-old girl was at home without a parent. He reportedly made his younger brother close the front door, led her into a bedroom, abused her, and told her not to tell anyone. That was three days after, according to justice, he broke into a hotel room and raped a 25-year-old woman. (GG) (

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