NBA Rumor: BJ Johnson Death

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A Houston-area family has filed a lawsuit against a construction company saying their loved one, a personnel scout for the Houston Rockets, was killed while riding his bike in a “dangerously” unfinished section of a sidewalk. On Oct. 15, Brent “BJ” Johnson lost his life on the stretch of Almeda Parkway and Shadow Creek. He was loved by his family, friends and the NBA community and traveled the world as part of Basketball Without Borders, the NBA and FIBA’s global basketball development and community outreach program.

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