Stanley Johnson is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).
He played one season of college basketball for the Arizona Wildcats before being selected eighth overall by the Detroit Pistons in the 2015 NBA draft.
The Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks traded Johnson to the New Orleans Pelicans on February 7, 2019.
Johnson officially became a member of the Toronto Raptors on July 11th, 2019.
Against the Philadelphia 76ers on August 12, 2020, Johnson scored his first-ever game-winning shot with 4.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter of the NBA season in Orlando.
In a 117–109 victory over the Denver Nuggets on August 14, 2020, Johnson scored a season-high 23 points while coming off the bench.
The Raptors made the playoffs, and Johnson progressed to the second round for the first time in his career in the 2020 NBA Playoffs.
They took the Celtics to seven games but lost in the end.
During a 102–114 loss to the Chicago Bulls on May 13, 2021, Johnson tallied a career-high 35 points.
Stanley Johnson Parents: Meet Karen Taylor and Stanley Johnson Sr.
Professional basketball player Stanley Johnson was born to his parents Karen Taylor and Stanley Johnson Sr.
His parents eventually got a divorce, and his father ended up getting remarried.
Johnson is the only kid that the couple has together, and he was brought up in Fullerton by his mother.
His mother was a professional basketball player in Europe and also competed at the collegiate level at Jackson State, where she was honored with induction into the school’s Sports Hall of Fame in 2009.