Is it just me or is Larry Johnson the most invisible former superstar in the history of sports? You don't see him on interviews, ESPN classic, commercials, infomercials...Dancing with the Stars...nothing? Is he still in the Charlotte area? When I say Larry Johnson now most people think of the RB for the Kansas City Chiefs....where did you go Grand Ma Ma?
1. He is very very rich. You probably never see him because he doesn't want to or need ot be seen.
2. In the '99 playoff run LJ was starting to open his mouth and some pretty weird stuff was coming out. Maybe not weird -- I don't remeber specifically what he said - but was either weird or outrageous or unfathomable -- it was just off. May be that reporters keep away for that reason or his advisors keep him away.
LJ was in bad shape at the end -- not as in fat, as in - in pain. He may not be up for the rigors of public life.
During the 1999 NBA Finals, Johnson characterized the Knicks as a band of "rebellious slaves." Bill Walton later called Johnson and his performance "a disgrace to the game of basketball." When Johnson was asked about the play of Spurs' point guard Avery Johnson in Game 4, Johnson again shifted the topic to slavery. "That's my man, Ave, because we're from the same plantation. We've both got the Johnson name," he said. "You tell Bill Walton that. We're from Massa Johnson's plantation."