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Gee Scott learns from the King: Josiah Johnson

Jan 25, 2022, 5:37 AM
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Josiah Johnson attends the Premiere of Netflix's "Colin In Black And White" at Academy Museum of Motion Pictures on Oct. 28, 2021, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
(Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Josiah Johnson played basketball at UCLA, is the son of former NBA basketball player Marques Johnson, and he’s the executive producer and host of “Outta Pocket” on Wave TV.

But Johnson might be best known for his social media presence, something he said he crafted while producing “Legends of Chamberlin Heights.”

“A lot of people don’t realize — they see it when you get to the top — don’t realize the journey, don’t realize the climb,” Johnson told Gee Scott, in episode four of “Leaving a Legacy.”

As for the day-to-day on social media, Johnson said he wakes up to see what’s going on in the world and if he has any good commentary or takes on it.

“I try to be as quick on the draw as possible, and also try to be as consistent as possible in terms of the level of content I put out. People joke about leaving stuff in the draft — there’s a lot I’ll leave in the draft,” he said. “And Gee, you know, there’s a lot of haters on social. There’s a lot of people who want to see me fall or a lot of people who are rooting against me, so I try to make them as miserable as possible every single day.”

He says those haters keep him on his toes.

Johnson said he doesn’t expect he’ll be live tweeting into his 80s, so in the interim, he’d love to be able to be a resource and share the practical knowledge he’s picked up over the years.

“When people talk about me, I want them to know that he went out of his way all the time to help people,” Johnson said of his legacy.

Follow Johnson at @KingJosiah54.

Gee interviews CEO Dan Price on ‘Leaving a Legacy’ podcast

In “Leaving a Legacy,” Gee takes listeners on a journey to discover how some of our most influential public figures want to leave their legacy on this world, and how his own experience can be contributed to the shoulders of giants that came before him.

Other guests on “Leaving a Legacy” include former Seattle Seahawks wide receiver and current CBS Mornings host Nate Burleson; Gravity Payments CEO Dan Price; and Amanda Knox, an author, activist, and journalist who was wrongly convicted in the murder of her roommate and imprisoned in Italy.

Gee is the co-host of KIRO Newsradio’s “Gee Scott and Ursula Reutin Show,” which can be heard weekdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., or on demand at MyNorthwest.com.

“Leaving a Legacy” is available on all podcast platforms, and listeners can also watch each episode on the KIRO Newsradio YouTube channel. Text LEGACY to 888-973-5476 for more information.

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