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Basketball: Ex-mates unsurprised by Mayor K.J.

Just talked a few minutes ago with Chris Washington, Kevin Johnson’s old backcourt mate on the Cal teams of the mid-1980s. Now an elementary school assistant principal in Los Angeles, Washington echoed the remarks of his teammates, saying he’s by no means surprised Johnson won Tuesday’s mayoral runoff election in Sacramento

“There was no way he was going to lose,” Washington said. “He’s too competitive.”

Check out what Dave Butler and Jon Wheeler had to say about K.J.’s mayoral victory and how they saw it coming . . . 20 years ago.

Jeff Faraudo