When they invented the position power forward, they certainly had Larry Johnson in mind. He was powerful in every sense of the word. From his frame that was seemingly carved out of a mountain to his consistently strong play around the rim, strength and power were words used most to describe the former Hornets and Knicks star. An All-America and national champion at UNLV, Johnson was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1991 NBA Draft and became an immediate star and fan favorite in Charlotte. He won the Rookie of the Year Award in '91, competed in the Slam Dunk Contest that same year and then became the first Hornets player in franchise history to start the All-Star Game when he received that honor in the '93 game. He is still beloved in many basketball cities. Johnson has autographed this Spalding Indoor/Outdoor basketball in silver paint pen. His signature is deemed authentic by virtue of Upper Deck Authenticated's Five Step Process.