Found November 02, 2012 on Larry Brown Sports:
The sneakers you see above belong to Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson. He wore them in his team’s opener against the Indiana Pacers on Wednesday night. The face you see on those sneakers also belongs to Amir Johnson. It takes a certain type of person to want their own face looking back at them when they look down at their feet, but to each his own. LeBron James was wearing some crazy kicks with some personalized inscriptions on them when the Miami Heat kicked off their season, but I don’t think even he would have the stones to put his own face on his sneakers. Johnson proudly shared a picture of the shoes on Twitter before Wednesday’s game, so I guess you can say he has swag. Good for him. H/T The Basketball Jones via Eye on Basketball

Tristan Thompson and Jonas Valanciunas - a couple of 2011 draftees to watch for this NBA season

posted by Romy AquinoThe buzz in the Canadian basketball world right now is all about the Toronto Raptors rookie, Jonas Valanciunas.  The seven-foot Lithuanian was drafted fifth overall in the 2011 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors, the same draft that the Cleveland Cavaliers selected Brampton, Ontario native Tristan Thompson with the #4 pick.  Both the Cavs and Raptors were heavily... Toronto Raptors 2012-2013 Preview

The Raptors, what can I say about them…(thinking)….(still thinking)… Well, I don’t believe they’re the worse team in the league. However, they’re darn close. With a young roster, I see the Raptors going through a stretch where they don’t win many games, but improvement with the team will be seen. They added Kyle Lowry, Landry Fields, Linas Kleiza, so they will have...

Amir Johnson has an image of his face on his shoes (Pictures)

Clearly, the reason why Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson had an image of himself on the front of his shoes (back on Wednesday night against the Indiana Pacers) is simple. Just in case, he ever has amnesia...he'll know who he is from looking at his shoes:(Courtesy of The NBA Mistress)


posted by Mike MasayaPOUND THE ROCK STARS - On a nightly basis, no matter how good or bad the Raps play, no matter if they blow out a team or if they get blown out and no matter if they win or lose, these are the Raptors with the best 'Pound the Rock' status for the night.FINAL SCORE:   PACERS 90, RAPTORS 88    SEASON RECORD: 0W-1LPOUND THE ROCK STAR #3: KYLE LOWRYLINE...

Nets prevail in new arena opener

Brooklyn made a winning return to major pro sports on Saturday night, as the Nets beat the Toronto Raptors 107-100 in the first game at Barclays Center.
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