During my time at Five-Star Hoops this summer I was able to talk with Harold Johnson about his brother Ron Johnson. Ron was a playground legend in New York and was poised for greatness until he got caught in the wrong crowd and ended up in jail. Despite never playing a game in the NBA former NBA head coach Hube Brown and Five-Star Hoops guru Howie Garfinkel are both on record as claiming that Ron is one of the best guards they have ever seen play.
Harold sat down to chat with me about his brothers playing career, his relationship with the legendary Howie Garfinkel and the documentary he is working on called “Both Sides Of The Game” that looks at all of the MOP’s in the history of the camp. Ron Johnson may not be a household name but I assure you that you won’t regret taking 20 minutes to listen to this interview.