Milwaukee Bucks, NBA
- 5X NBA All-Star selection (1979, 1980, 1981, 1983, 1986)
- All-NBA First Team selection(1979)
- John R. Wooden Award winner (1977)
- NBA All-Rookie First Team (1978)
- NCAA Champion with UCLA (1975)
Marques Johnson is a retired NBA small forward who played for the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors. Over his thirteen-year professional career, Marques scored 13,892 point and made 4,1817 rebounds and 2,502 assists. He was selected third overall in the 1977 NBA Draft by the Milwaukee Bucks and spent the majority of his NBA career with the Bucks. Marques helped lead the team to five division titles from 1980 through 1984 and at one point was considered the best forward in the NBA by coaches and peers. In his second season in 1978-1979, he was the NBA’s third leading scorer with an average of 25.6 points per game and later reached as far as the Eastern Conference Finals twice with the Bucks, in 1983 and again in 1984. Marques joined the Los Angeles Clippers for four seasons in 1984 and played for the Golden State Warriors in 1989 before retiring.
Raised in Los Angeles, Marques was a standout high school athlete, winning the Los Angeles City Section 4-A Division Player of the Year in 1973, an award his son Kris has also won. Heavily recruited by the University of California Los Angeles, he became a star player under the guidance of legendary coach John Wooden. As a sophomore, Marques helped lead the Bruins to John Wooden’s 10th and final NCAA championship in 1975. Marques averaged 21.1 points and 11.1 rebounds per game and won the John R. Wooden Award as well as the USBWA College Player of the Year as the nation’s top player by the time he was senior in 1977. He was also named the Naismith College Player of the Year, the NABC Player of the Year, the AP College Player of the Year, the UPI College Basketball Player of the Year, the Helms Foundation Player of the Year, the Sporting News Player of the Year and the Pac-10 Player of the Year in addition to being named to the NCAA All-American First Team, all during the 1976-77 season. After retiring from the game in 1989, Marques began acting and served as a color commentator for the Seattle SuperSonics as well as regularly appearing on Fox Sports Net. While continuing to write screenplays and short stories, Marques serves as President of Point Forward Productions, a company he started in 2006.
Tweet$1,000Promote your brand or business with a tweet from Marques.
Lunch or Dinner$2,000Marques will join you and your small group of up to 10 people at lunch or dinner. You choose the restaurant and you choose what you want to talk about. Marques will share stories from his career. Note: for larger parties, please see appearance fee below.
Fantasy Draft$2,000Surprise your basketball buddies by inviting Marques to a live fantasy draft!
Pick-Up Game$2,000Make your next pick-up game unforgettable by inviting Marques to join.
Attend a Game$3,000Have an extra seat at the game? Marques will join you and your guests and share insight on the game. Discuss Marques' career with the Bucks and his trajectory in becoming a NBA All-Star.
Round of Golf$3,000Marques will complete your foursome for a round of golf. He'll be the perfect fourth for your Sunday outing, and will spice up the round with tales from his time in the pros.
Celebrations$3,000Invite Marques to join you and your guests at your birthday, bar/bat mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party! He'll be sure to be entertaining company.
Appearance$3,000Hire Marques Johnson to make an appearance at your next event! Marques Johnson’s appearance will be the perfect way to promote your business or organization. (Up to 60 minutes). Autograph show pricing may vary.
Q&A$3,000Marques will share his story with up to 20 people. Your small group of friends, students, coworkers, or event attendees will be inspired by Marques' path to success.
Coaching$2,000To be the best you need to learn from the best. Hiring Marques as a coach will give you access to a give-time NBA All-Star. Marques will coach a group of 1-6 people drills that helped him become a pro athlete.
* Booking this talent outside of the booking region may result in additional costs. Thuzio Pros are subject to availability.
Sport Basketball League NBA Team
- Milwaukee Bucks (1977-1984)
- Los Angeles Clippers (1984-1987)
- Golden State Warriors (1989)
Position Small Forward College University of California Los Angeles