Skip to content

Amir Johnson

  1. PBT NBA Power Rankings: Pacers, Rockets, T-Wolves and Sixers on top

    Nov 4, 2013, 2:04 PM EDT

    Indiana Pacers v New Orleans Pelicans

    The first few weeks of the Power Rankings see crazy fluctuations — teams that aren’t really that good start off hot, teams that are good start cold, so teams bounce up and down the rankings like they are on a bungee cord the first few weeks. Eventually things find their level. But this week was…

  2. Report: Raptors open to trade everyone on roster not named Valanciunas

    Nov 1, 2013, 6:15 PM EDT

    Rudy Gay

    You knew things would be different with Masai Ujiri in charge in Toronto. For one, there might be a plan. That would be a nice change of pace from the past few years. Whatever that plan is, it could involve a wholesale changeover of the roster. They already moved Andrea Bargnani (to the delight of…

  3. Toronto’s Amir Johnson makes a very good zombie (VIDEO)

    Oct 29, 2013, 12:27 PM EDT

    AUSTRALIA-ZOMBIE WALK

    Zombie Walks are a Halloween tradition in some cities (I stumbled into the one in my city last weekend). Toronto has a huge one and the Raptors’ Amir Johnson decided to go all out. Thing is, even if you don’t find zombies intimidating a 6’9″, 210 pound one pretty much is by definition. He was…

  4. Amir Johnson really, really, really loves Toronto

    Oct 4, 2013, 10:25 AM EDT

    Rudy Gay

    Understandably, Raptors fans are a little fearful of being jilted again. Chris Bosh, Vince Carter and Tracy McGrady all left Toronto via free agency or by forcing a trade. When the team’s top players – probably uncoincidentally Americans – all flee for the states, that’s no longer just a coincidence. And it doesn’t sit well…

  5. Amir Johnson wants his fans to have the new Drake album

    Sep 25, 2013, 12:35 PM EDT

    JOHNSON_AMIR

    If you’re already taking bets on who will perform at the 2016 NBA All-Star Game halftime show in Toronto, remember that Canadians love them some Drake. Who just so happens to be Canadian. (So is Rush, but I’m guessing they don’t get to play.) NBA players love Drake, too. So when you combine the fact…

  6. Amir Johnson loses in tug-of-war with elephant (VIDEO)

    Sep 3, 2013, 7:00 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson elephant

    Doesn’t the headline kind of say it all? Toronto Raptor Amir Johnson went to Thailand this offseason and when in Thailand… you get in a tug-of-war with an elephant. Sure, why not. I’ve never been so despite my inclination I can’t say for sure this isn’t the norm.

  7. Friday And-1 Links: Toronto’s Amir Johnson rides an elephant

    Aug 30, 2013, 8:20 PM EDT

    Amir Johnson elephant

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points more than Fox News loves blond female anchors… • That is the Raptors’ Amir…

  8. Kobe Bryant impressed by Frank Robinson at Drew League championship (VIDEO)

    Aug 21, 2013, 6:24 PM EDT

    frank robinson

    The Drew League gained quite a bit of fame when the NBA’s top players took their talents to the Charles Drew Junior High School in Compton, Calif., during the 2011 NBA lockout.  The annual summer league doesn’t only host talented players during lockout years, however, as proven during Tuesday night’s league championship game featuring the…

  9. Brandon Jennings says he’s happy with trade to Detroit

    Jul 31, 2013, 10:53 AM EDT

    Milwaukee Bucks v Dallas Mavericks

    Brandon Jennings changed agents last summer because he wanted an eight-digit deal and a move to a major market. Well, he got $8 million a year and a move t a larger market in Detroit, a team that had already added Josh Smith this summer and now with Jennings looks like a playoff team. One…

  10. Dwight Howard and James Harden could form NBA’s best duo

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard is a center. James Harden is a guard. Howard is one of the NBA’s best defenders. Harden is one of the league’s top offensive players. Howard is an elite interior scorer. Harden’s range extends beyond the 3-point line. Howard is excellent as the screener in pick-and-rolls. Harden is superb as the ball-handler on…

  11. Amir Johnson does not have a second career in baseball waiting

    May 14, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    New York Yankees v Toronto Blue Jays

    Is this worse than John Wall’s epic first pitch? (To be fair, he got better the next time.) I think not this so because as bad as Amir Johnson‘s first pitch was — and you can see in the video above, it was terrible — he redeems himself by asking for a do-over, then launching…

  12. Monday And-1 links: Cavaliers to target Tony Allen this summer

    May 6, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    Tony Allen

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like Mario Batali loves orange clogs. • The Cavaliers need to improve their defense…

  13. Report: Raptors must include another asset to trade Bargnani

    Apr 23, 2013, 5:07 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors' Bargnani sits on the bench during their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Toronto

    In a lot of cities, the drafting of, then giving a large contract extension to, Andrea Bargnani would get a GM fired. In Toronto it appears Bryan Colangelo remains safe in his job. Of course, part of that job now is trying to trade Bargnani — a three-point shooting big man who can do little…

  14. NBA Power Rankings: Western teams jockey for position behind Heat.

    Mar 18, 2013, 3:26 PM EDT

    Kings Heat Basketball

    It’s Miami and then everyone else right now — but notice the next six teams in our weekly power rankings are from the West. That’s because the play of the second tier teams in the East has fallen off (Indiana, New York, Brooklyn) 1. Heat (51-14, last week ranked No. 1). What kind of concerns…

  15. Raptors coach Casey says he told team to foul when leading by three at the end of regulation. They did not.

    Mar 9, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Amir Johnson, Dwane Casey

    LOS ANGELES — It’s a great debate in NBA circles, and it’s one that makes for interesting conversation while breaking down what-if scenarios after the fact. To foul or not to foul, when leading by three and the other team has possession of the ball in the game’s final seconds? The Raptors were faced with…

  16. JaVale McGee fronts Nuggets Harlem Shake video (in Predator mask)

    Mar 4, 2013, 12:20 PM EDT

    Andre Iguodala, JaVale McGee

    Another day, another Harlem Shake video from the NBA…. Today it’s the Denver Nuggets, and if you’re going to put a Nugget in front of this dance it has to be JaVale McGee. In a Predator mask. After that, does anything seem quite as crazy? Compare these to the  Heat, Raptors, and Inside the NBA versions…

  17. Shaq leads “Inside the NBA” crew in Harlem Shake (VIDEO)

    Mar 1, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Charles Barkley, Kenny Smith, Shaquille O'Neal

    I know, another Harlem Shake video, following LeBron and the Heat and Amir and the Raptors. Believe it or not, we’re not posting all of them. This time it’s the always fun Inside the NBA crew — we all watch the show, admit it — with Shaquille O’Neal leading the way and Charles Barkley, Ernie…

  18. LeBron, Birdman, Miami Heat do Harlem shake. (VIDEO)

    Feb 28, 2013, 7:46 PM EDT

    Miami Heat's James does a dance with Chalmers during a time-out in overtime after they tied their NBA basketball game against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta

    I swear on Nick at Nite the other day I saw the old “Happy Days” episode where the Fonz jumped that tank of sharks… Here is the Miami Heat doing the Harlem Shake, which includes the Birdman — Chris Andersen — “flying” around the locker room, and when the break comes you get LeBron James…

  19. Amir Johnson, Toronto Raptors make Harlem Shake video. We bring it to you anyway.

    Feb 25, 2013, 9:12 PM EDT

    Image (1) Raptors_logo-thumb-250x221-14966.gif for post 2867

    I’m not sure what the official rule is for when a meme jumps the shark, but when a professional sports team mascot is in on it you are already past that point. But here it is anyway. I like Amir Johnson taking charge here, and that Dwane Casey took part. If this were the Lakers…

  20. The Extra Pass: Grading the Rudy Gay Trade

    Jan 31, 2013, 8:36 AM EDT

    Memphis Grizzlies v Phoenix Suns

    The Extra Pass is a new daily column that’s designed to give you a better look at a theme, team, player or scheme. Today, we analyze the three-way deal between Memphis, Toronto and Detroit.  Trades born from necessity are often the most interesting to evaluate. Usually the need to deal is lopsided — think Denver…

  21. NBA admits referees screwed up end of Bulls overtime win vs. Raptors

    Jan 18, 2013, 6:18 PM EDT

    350x-1

    You don’t see this very often — the NBA admitting its referees blew it — so savor this moment. Well, unless you’re a Raptors fans, then this gesture feels pretty empty. Toronto and Chicago had gone to overtime Wednesday night and it was tied 105-105 when Luol Deng hit a shot that became the game…

  22. Three Stars of the Night: Front court players in spotlight

    Jan 14, 2013, 2:02 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder's Durant drives past Los Angeles Lakers' Clark during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    There’s a simple old coach’s axiom in basketball: Tall and good beats small and good. So tonight we look at the tall guys and give them their due with the three stars. There were other candidates big and small who were worthy but just missed the cut: Carmelo Anthony (27 points 7 rebounds), Brandon Jennings…

  23. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Dallas makes the Clippers work for it

    Jan 10, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Clippers

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while listening to an ice record… Spurs 108, Lakers 105: The Lakers went on a 13-2 run in the fourth quarter to make this game interesting down the stretch, but in the end the result was the fifth straight Los…

  24. Baseline to Baseline recaps: Heat, Thunder cruise to victory

    Jan 7, 2013, 8:01 AM EDT

    Amir Johnson; Kevin Durant

    Welcome to PBT’s roundup of the games yesterday in NBA action. Or, what you missed while thinking about NBA doppelgangers… Nuggets 112, Lakers 105: If you like fast paced games with plenty of scoring, a game not really encumbered with defense to slow all that down, than this one was for you. The Lakers defense…

  25. Raptors’ Johnson gets away with blatant double-dribble (VIDEO)

    Jan 3, 2013, 10:43 AM EDT

    JOHNSON_AMIR

    Even Amir Johnson thought this was funny. Notice how he is laughing as he runs back down the court. Of course, the Trail Blazers didn’t find it as amusing. Watch the video again — Toronto’s Johnson gets the ball out 21 feet from the rim and dribbles to the elbow extended and picks up his…

Featured video

What players stood out at World Cup?
Top 10 NBA Player Searches
  1. E. Bledsoe (2742)
  2. R. Rondo (2545)
  3. K. Bryant (2148)
  4. L. James (2079)
  5. N. Young (1746)
  1. R. Allen (1738)
  2. D. Rose (1661)
  3. J. Hickson (1613)
  4. B. Jennings (1588)
  5. R. Rubio (1517)