September 20, 2014
Former NBA star Kevin Johnson is jumping into the Sacramento mayor's race.
The 42-year-old Johnson announced Wednesday that he'll challenge three-term incumbent Heather Fargo in the municipal election in June.
Johnson is the only serious opponent to Fargo, who has governed the capital city as it has slid into a deep real estate slump.
Johnson was one of the more popular players in the history of the Phoenix Suns.
He returned to Sacramento after in 2000 after 12 seasons with the team and formed a nonprofit community development corporation called St. HOPE.