Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: How the World Views Amir Johnson

  1. #1
    Raptors Republic Rookie Jordan-Drexler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Detroit, Michigan
    Posts
    154
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default How the World Views Amir Johnson

    Hi guys, being from the Detroit area I hear a lot of news about Amir that couters all the views i hear from the Republic. I found this on the Pistons trueHoop Site (PistonPowered)

    I think Bhudda might like this

    I feel like this season could get old really fast if the nit-picking and complaining about the Pistons flaws picks up too much steam this preseason, which is why I’ve been trying hard to fight that sort of thing in the comments lately.

    What better way to distract from some of the things that are wrong with the Pistons than to make fun of another team? I have a good friend who is a native Canadian and a major Toronto Raptors fan. He’s back home visiting this weekend and passed along this e-mail:

    “I’ve been watching a ton of “Raptors TV” which is basically NBA TV Canadian Version. It’s pretty funny because last year all the promos were about Bosh and this year they are all AMIR JOHNSON. Yup. Amir highlight followed by repetitive clips about what Amir is going to do this year. Amir might not even start this year.”
    So there you have it. Complain about the crowded perimeter, lack of frontcourt depth and lack of point guard play all you want, but the Toronto Raptors officially have things worse, and I say that as the biggest Amir Johnson fan this side of Matt Watson. I hope he’s a beast this season in Toronto. But I hoped he was a beast like three straight seasons in Detroit too.
    What if... Blazers had drafted both Drexler, Jordan?

    From 1992 Beginner's Guide to the NBA Finals, The Oregonian's special section. Published 6/3/1992.

    Michael Jordan was the #3 pick in the 1984 draft, after Portland selected Sam Bowie second.

  2. #2
    Raptors Republic Starter minks77's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    T dot Ohhhhh
    Posts
    783
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Funny, I watch more than my fair share of Raps TV and see far more DeRozan ads/clips, especially the one with the dribble/pull up jumpers from both sides of the lane. Last year they were Bosh heavy but still had Amir, Evans and Demar in those "Don't sweat the Technique" ads.

    Right now I'd rather be stuck with this rebuilding team than be stuck with the rebuilding, Stuckey obsessed, identity-less Pistons. Especially with Jerebko out.

  3. #3
    Raptors Republic Starter matt's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Edmonton
    Posts
    500
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    Other than Gregory Monroe, and Jonas Jerebko, that team is washed up and filled with players that were good at one point during their careers. They are like Boston, but with players who can't play for their lives if it was on the line anymore.

  4. #4
    Raptors Republic Rookie Quest's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    11
    Post Thanks / Like

    Default

    The Raptors are asking for a ton from AJ this year, which he might just come up with... I just hope most people realize how far over his head he is and let that help you enjoy whatever progress he makes. I'm not about to make an explanation for extra attention/scrutiny or the spot on RaptorsTV, that's just what happens because he was signed this summer to the surprise of many (and that's what the Raptors do well, cool promo clips.)
    Amir is about to get more action than he ever had in Detroit and we should be able to get a better assessment of where he's at by December or January. To be fair, I see the same potential in him at 23 years of age, but am uncertain of what effect this much exposure will have on him. Hopefully he responds very well and the team is able to support him.
    "The true meaning, of course, is keep it on the race course,
    and take ya dinna plates, eight course with great forks.
    Outside the gates we stay hungry like a race horse,
    but set the pace in the Space Race, we say grace more"

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •