Saturday, August 14, 2010

Plain-Dealer-Gus Johnson Inducted into Basketball Hall of Fame

The late Gus Johnson: Associated Press
(Story reported by Mary Schmitt Boyer, for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer)

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. — Perry Johnson said he was going to trust in the Lord for the right words to accept his late brother Gus Johnson's induction into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. So it was no surprise his speech sounded a bit like a prayer Friday night at Symphony Hall.

"Good evening," Perry Johnson told the crowd. "First I'd like to give honor to God.

"I'm so excited to be here and honored to speak for my brother. I'd love for him to be here, but he knew he was coming. I'd like to just thank all his coaches, from the church leagues to parks all the way through to the NBA.

(click here to read the full story on the Cleveland Plain-Dealer website)

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