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Cam Johnson started for the Suns in their final tune-up game before the NBA officially restarts

The former Tar Heel looks to solidify his role in the Valley.

Toronto Raptors v Phoenix Suns Photo by Bill Baptist/NBAE via Getty Images

Cam Johnson made the starting line-up for the Phoenix Suns as they took on the defending NBA champions on Tuesday. The Raptors seemed largely apathetic and uninspired in this final tune-up before the real games start on Thursday.

While former Villanova star Mikal Bridges was the main attraction for the Suns, Cam Johnson put together a quality line that will give head coach Monty Williams plenty to think about when building his team going forward. Cam finished with 19 points and was an efficient 4 for 8 from the 3-point line.

One day before the scrimmage against Toronto, the Phoenix Suns Twitter account (@Suns) ran a short feature about Cam Johnson and his family’s love for the game of basketball.

Featured in the video is current Freshman Puff Johnson. There are a couple of pictures of the two Tar Heel brothers that feature prominently in the video:


The video is presented by Suns sponsor, and featured jersey patch, PayPal (NASDAQ: PYPL). When the video was tweeted at 8:46am, July 27, PayPal opened trading at $173.92. After Cam’s monster game against the Raptors, PayPal was up to $184.60, a 6% increase! Cam’s smooth shooting and scoring prowess are paying immediate dividends to Suns fans and PayPal investors alike. Owning just two shares during Cam’s “pre-season” closeout would have been enough to get you a box of Magic City wings with a side of fries.

Here’s hoping to a successful NBA Bubble. With the ACC announcing a tentative football schedule, everyone in America (except for maybe a few fans in Raleigh) will be hoping that Carolina basketball can follow suit. Tar Heel fans will have the pleasure of rooting for another Johnson boy!