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SUNS EXTEND KEVIN JOHNSON’S CONTRACT THROUGH 1997

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Kevin Johnson, the star point guard of the Phoenix Suns, says he's signed his last NBA contract.

Johnson says flatly he's going to retire after three more seasons, no waffling like teammate Charles Barkley."I'm not like Charles," Johnson said. "I'm not going to sway back and forth. Basketball will never consume my whole life."

Johnson's one-year contract extension was announced Thursday, allowing him to end his career in Phoenix after the 1996-97 season. Johnson will be 31 when he retires.

Terms of his contract weren't released. The deal was signed Tuesday after three meetings between Johnson and Suns president Jerry Colangelo.

Colangelo said the deal makes Johnson the highest-paid point guard in the NBA.