Stanley Johnson: Tattoo & Net Worth

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You won’t believe how faith in god and his mother transformed the NBA Star Stanley Johnson’s life on and off the court. Currently, he plays in the NBA G League team Sioux Falls Skyforce.

He played one season of collegiate basketball for the Arizona Wildcats before being taken eighth overall in the 2015 NBA Draft by the Detroit Pistons.

Stanley possesses a unique yet exceptional combination of height, size, strength, and athletic ability on the wing.

This combination provides him tremendous versatility, particularly on defense, where he can guard several spots.

Stanley Johnson, An NBA G League Player
Stanley Johnson, An NBA G League Player (Source: Arizona Wildcats)

Stanley is a skillful player with an optimistic attitude, and he can dribble effectively with good shots. It won him three gold medals in his FIBA U-16, U-17, and U-18 championships.

This article has compiled all you need to know about Stanley Johnson, including his personal and professional life.

So, read the article to the end to learn more about the player. But first, let’s look at some quick facts about Stanley.

Quick Facts

Full Name Stanley Herbert Johnson Jr
Birth Date May 29, 1996
Birth Place Anaheim, California
Nick Name Stanimal
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity African-American
High School Mater Dei High School
College Arizona State University
Zodiac Gemini
Chinese Zodiac Rat
Father’s Name Stanley Robert Senior
Mother’s Name Karen Taylor
Step Father’s Name Easter Johnson
Siblings Two Stepbrothers & Two Stepsisters
Age 28 Years Old
Height 6’6″/1.98 m/198 cm
Weight 110 kg/242 lb.
NBA Debut 2015
Shoots Right
Tattoos Yes
Food Habits Non-Vegetarian
NBA Draft 2015, Round: 1, Pick: 8th Overall, Selected By The Detroit Pistons
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Career Highlights & Awards
  • Julius Erving Award 
  • Third-Team All-American – NABC, etc. 
Build Athletic
Children None
Wife Not Married
Jersey Number 14
Position Small Forward, Power Forward
Profession Basketball Player
League NBA
Net Worth $8 Million
Annual Salary $1,670,643
Social Media
Merch  NBA Basketball Trading Card
Last Update July 2024

Early Life & Family

Stanley Johnson was born on May 29, 1996, in Anaheim, California, in an athletic family.

Karen Taylor, his mother, was a collegiate basketball player at Jackson State and was inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in 2009. Also, she played professionally in Europe.

Not much about the profession of his father Stanley Johnson Sr. is known. As reported, after his parents separated, Stanley’s dad married another woman.

And as for his mom, Karen, she married Easter Johnson. He grew up with his two brothers and sisters.

Stanley Johnson's Mother
Stanley Johnson’s Mother (Source: Celebrity Info Seee Media)

Stanley was particularly close to his mother, but alas, she died in the summer of 2015 after a long fight with breast cancer.

He still has reminiscence of his mother; as on the occasion of mother’s day, Stanley posted a picture of him hugging his mother and captioned it:

“Unconditional love is known as affection without any limitations, or love without conditions. This term is sometimes associated with other terms, such as true altruism or complete love. Each area of expertise has a certain way of describing unconditional love, but most will agree that it is that type of love that has no bounds and is unchanging.

Happy Mother’s Day”

High School Career

Stanley was a top high school recruit in 2014 at Mater Dei High School and a four-time CIF State champion there.

He played for the 2014 McDonald’s All-American Boys Game, the Jordan Brand Classic, and the Nike Hoop Summit.

Stanley was named to the USA Today first-team All-USA Boys Basketball Team in 2014.

At Mater Dei, the player had the third-highest career point total 2,285 in school history, after Taylor King (3,216) and Tom Lewis (2,456).

College Career

Johnson was selected Pac-12 Freshman of the Year as a freshman at Arizona in 2014–15 after being chosen first-team All-Pac-12.

He started 37 of the Wildcats’ 38 games, scoring 13.8 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.5 steals in 28.4 minutes per game. 

Stanley declared for the NBA Draft on April 23, 2015, forgoing his final three years of collegiate eligibility.

The player was also ranked 11th on ESPN’s Top 100 Draft board when he entered the draft. 

Professional Career

The Pistons picked Stanley as the eighth overall selection in the 2015 NBA Draft on June 25, 2015.

In his debut with the Pistons, he had seven points, four rebounds, and three assists off the bench in a 106–94 victory over the Atlanta Hawks on October 27, 2015.

On November 9, 2015, Stanley had 20 points and seven rebounds in a 109–95 loss against the Golden State Warriors.

Next, he played against the Knicks, scoring a season-high 22 points in a 111–105 win on February 4, 2016.

He started as a shooting guard in place of the injured Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

On December 10, 2016, Stanley was sent to the NBA Development League’s Grand Rapids Drive before being recalled.

Later Years

The power forward set a then career-best with 26 points against the Cleveland Cavaliers on January 30, 2018. 

The New Orleans Pelicans acquired Stanley in a three-team transaction involving the Detroit Pistons and the Milwaukee Bucks on February 7, 2019. 

Stanley became an unrestricted free agency on June 26, 2019, after the Pelicans rejected to give him a $4.5 million qualifying offer.

He signed with the Toronto Raptors on July 11, 2019.

Johnson scored his first-ever game-winning shot with 4.9 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter against the 76ers in Orlando’s 2019–20 stint on August 12, 2020.

He joined the Chicago Bulls on September 8, 2021. However, after participating in four preseason games, he was released on October 16, 2021.

Stanley Johnson Playing Basketball
Stanley Johnson Playing Basketball (Source: Raptors HQ)

In his later playing years, Stanley signed with the South Bay Lakers on November 15, 2021. He ended up six games that season, averaging 15.3 points, 6.7 rebounds, 2.2 assists, and 2.17 steals per game.

Later, Johnson signed a 10-day deal with the Chicago Bulls on December 9, 2021. But after two days were placed under the NBA’s health and safety guidelines with Ayo Dosunmu.

Further, under the hardship exemption, Johnson signed a 10-day deal with his hometown Los Angeles Lakers on December 24, 2021, only to see a waiver.

After a brief visit to Utah Jazz & San Antonio Spurs, he is now signed with Sioux Falls Skyforce (2023- present).

Did Stanley Johnson Play For The National Team?

Yes, the basketball player did play for the US National team.

The player also won gold medals in Mexico’s FIBA Americas Under-16 Championship in 2011 and the FIBA Under-17 World Championship in 2012 Lithuania.

He was the captain of the 2014 team, under which they won the gold at the FIBA Americas Under-18 Championship in the 2014 United States.

He has also been named the 2014 Maui Invitational MVP, All-Tournament Team.

Faith In God

Stanley believes in letting your life reflect the faith you have in God. He is a devout Christian with a firm belief in Christianity.

He says that all you have to do is trust in God at the end of the day, and everything will take care of itself.

The player has many Instagram posts dedicated to Jesus and Christianity. For instance, once, the player posted a photo of Christ and wrote a beautiful caption.


After Stanley’s mother died in 2015, he tattooed the words “Taylor made, a tribute to his mother’s surname, on his left wrist.

Stanley mentions that his mother made him the basketball player he is now. The player also has another tattoo on his right wrist, a cross with the phrase “Psalms 23:1-6,”. 

Stanley says that his mother also inspired this tattoo. Psalms 23:1-6 is a verse about not living in fear. Stanley’s mother always encouraged him to keep fighting and not give up on life. 


  • 2014 First-team Parade All-American
  • 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship MVP 
  • 2014 McDonald’s All-American
  • 2014 California Mr. Basketball
  • 2015 Julius Erving Award
  • 2015 Third-team All-American – NABC
  • 2015 First-team All-Pac-12
  • 2015 Pac-12 Freshman of the Year
  • 2015 Pac-12 All-Freshman team
  • FIBA Americas U18 Championship (Gold)-2014
  • FIBA World U17 Championship (Gold)-2012
  • FIBA Americas U16 Championship (Gold)-2011

Age & Body Measurements

Stanley Johnson was born in the year, 1996. Therefore, he is 28 years old.

Johnson was born in the Rat year, according to the Chinese calendar. It is the first year of the 12 months Chinese zodiac calendar.

Regarding physical features, Stanley has an athletic physique with a beaming height of 2.01 m (6 feet 6 inches) and a weight of 110 kg (242 lb.)

Stanley Johnson's Body
Stanley Johnson’s Body (Source: Baller Shoes DB)

The player’s chest size is 41 inches, biceps size is 14 inches, and waist size is 33 inches. Similarly, he wears a shoe size of 13 (US). Additionally, the player appears fine with his black hair and dark brown eyes.

According to the universal zodiac calendar wise, Stanley is also Gemini. People with the sign of Gemini are determined, confident, and extroverted.

This manifests in Stanley’s personality as a player and general person.

Social Media Presence

Stanley Johnson is a famous online personality with a massive fan following on his social handles.

  • Instagram: 280k followers
  • Twitter: 57.4k followers

Johnson still has his mother’s picture on his Twitter cover photo, articulating that people may fade into dust, but their memories won’t.

Net Worth

Stanley Johnson’s estimated net worth is around $8 million as of 2024.

From his 8 NBA seasons, his earnings stand at $25.441 million.

In 2023, he is in the NBA G League with Sioux Falls Skyforce; before this, he was in the NBA league with Los Angeles Lakers.

He signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a two-year, $3,240,137 deal, with $888,616 guaranteed and an annual average salary of $1,620,069 for the 2021-2022 season.


Stanley enjoys working out and playing video games when not playing basketball. He says, “I’m 126th in the country, by the way, on Madden.”

Stanley would love to play Will Smith in a movie.“I’m a big Will Smith fan for ‘Fresh Prince,’ €’Bad Boys,’ ‘Pursuit of Happyness,’ everything,” Stanley said.

He loves to have Bacon and eggs sandwiches, pancakes, and Belgian waffles for breakfast prepped by his mom. Getting a healthy meal is all he follows before appearing in court.

Search Graph

Stanley was ranked at the seventh spot overall by ‘ESPN’ as one of the top recruits of the nation and a five-star point guard in high school.

Stanley Johnson IIustration Graph
Stanley Johnson IIustration Graph (Source: Google Trend)

His graph illustrates his search rate by his fans on the internet worldwide.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Has Stanley Johnson ever been suspended?

Yes, Stanley Johnson has been suspended. The Pistons had once banned Johnson for one game without pay on November 25, 2016, for breaking team rules.

Who is Stanley Johnson's girlfriend?

The basketball player is private about his personal life and has not revealed his relationship status as of now. So, we believe that the player is currently single.

What is Stanley Johnson's nickname?

During a trip with the USA Junior National Team, consensus No. 1 player Jahlil Okafor and the country’s point guard, Tyus Jones, summoned him “Stan Man.” His trainer Charlie Torres nicknamed him “Stanimal.”


Aayusha Bhattarai

Aayusha Bhattarai is a dedicated writer with a passion for uncovering the fascinating stories behind athletes' lives. With a keen eye for detail and a knack for storytelling, she brings readers on a journey through the triumphs, struggles, and inspirations of their favorite players.


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