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Vinnie Johnson

After coming off the bench to score 35 points against the Celtics, Johnson was nicknamed "The Microwave" for his ability to "heat up in a hurry." Drafted in the first round by Seattle in 1979 after a college career at Baylor, he spent 10 seasons (1981-1991) with the Pistons before ending his career with San Antonio in 1992. He starred in the pistons' 1989 and 1990 World Championship teams. He made "The Shot" clinching the 1990 title with :00.7 seconds remaining in the fifth game against Portland. He was only the third Piston to have his jersey number (15) retired. He scored 11,825 points in the NBA and had 3,109 rebounds, 3,212 assists and 825 steals. Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

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