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James Johnson Ethnicity: Is he African or American?

American professional basketball player, James Johnson ethnicity is mixed with African-American descent. With his recent signing with the Pacers, people are curious to know about his ethnicity.

James as a basketball player currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Johnson was drafted 16th overall in the 2009 NBA draft by the Chicago Bulls. However, throughout his career journey, Johnson has played for 13 different teams till 2024 by joining the Indiana Pacers.

Besides his NBA career, Johnson was an MMA fighter who had made significant progress in his MMA career.

Throughout his NBA career, he won several awards including two times Third-team All-ACC in 2008 and 2009 and ACC All-Freshman Team in 2008.

James Johnson Ethnicity: Is he African or American?

NBA player, James Johnson was born on February 20, 1987, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, United States. As of 2024, Johnson is living in his late 30s i.e., 37 years of age.

Johnson was born to Vi Johnson (father) and Willie (mother), a family of mixed ethnicity of African-American and Samoan heritage.

James Johnson Pacers
James Johnson Pacers

James is the fifth of nine children. His parents and siblings have a long history of mixed martial arts. All of his eight siblings had black belts during their young age.

His father, Vi Johnson was a former kickboxer who was a seven-time global kickboxing champion. Similarly, his mother has won five national kickboxing titles.

James Johnson Wife and Sons

James Johnson is married to his second wife, Diana Issa. There is no information regarding Diana Issa on the internet. The couple wants to have a private life relationship far away from the public media.

However, according to several sources, Issa is associated with Velvet Lane Cakes Toronto. Also, looking at her physical fitness, Issa looks like she participates in fitness activities.

Diana Issa is an active social media user who often posts her pictures on her Instagram.

James and Diana were married in October 2017 and are parents to two sons, Harlem, and Golden.

James Johnson Previous Marriage and Controversy

James was first married to Callie Johnson whose relationship didn’t go as planned. The couple were divorced as James was arrested for domestic assault on June 7, 2014.

He was arrested after allegedly hitting and choking his wife at their home.

However, on June 30, 2014, the assault case against Johnson was dismissed after his wife failed to appear in court. After the divorce, their son’s custody was given to Callie.

They welcomed a son named, Naymin. Johnson has a tattoo of his son’s name around his front neck.

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is James Johnson ethnicity?

Mixed (African-American).

Who is James Johnson wife?

Diana Issa.

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