Born: June 29, 1981
Place of Birth: Little Rock, AR
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Joe Marcus Johnson is an American professional basketball player who last played for the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played high school basketball for Little Rock Central High School and college basketball for the Arkansas Razorbacks. After two years with Arkansas, he declared for the 2001 NBA draft where he was drafted 10th overall by the Boston Celtics. He is a seven-time NBA All-Star and has also played for the Phoenix Suns, Atlanta Hawks, Brooklyn Nets, Miami Heat and Utah Jazz, while having also represented the United States national team.
Johnson's mother, Diane, was diagnosed in 2008 with multiple myeloma, a rare and typically incurable cancer of bone marrow plasma cells. His mother, a former state psychiatric hospital nurse, raised her only son by herself in Little Rock, benefiting from the help of a close family that included her mother and brothers. According to Johnson, his mother is now cancer free. Source.