Apparently, it’s Toronto Raptors week on Tim and Sid: Uncut. They had Jay Triano on the show on Monday and Amir Johnson dropped by today to talk about his “I Roll with Amir” contest where 50 fans will be treated to tickets to see the Raptors take on the Bucks at the Air Canada Centre on March 30. Not only that, but you’ll be part of a pre-game meetup at St. Louis Wings. But wait, there’s more! After the game, Amir will treat the whole group to dinner at Ruth’s Chris Steak House. If you’ve ever eaten there, then you’re probably salivating right now.
To enter the contest, simply follow Amir on Twitter and Facebook and you’ll be part of the draw. You can also vie for the prize by sending your nickname suggestions to firstname.lastname@example.org — tell ‘em Scott sent you. Because Amir’s favorite dish at Ruth’s Chris is lamb chops, Sid Seixeiro suggested “The Shepherd”.
Once they got the contest details out of the way, Tim and Sid grilled Amir about this thoughts on this NBA season. He comes off as a nice, laid-back guy who isn’t particularly talkative — as you’ll see by the responses.
On the Raptors’ gameplan for the rest of the season:
“We’re just working on what we need to work on for next year.”
His thoughts on the Celtics and their big man rotation now that they’ve traded Kendrick Perkins:
“Boston’s looking pretty good, and I think if they lock down on their defense they could be the team to beat. (Their big men) take up space, it doesn’t matter if they’re getting slower. They take up space in the paint and it’s tough to get around those guys. They still cause problems.”
On the championship prospects of the Miami Heat:
“For them, it’s like an up and down roller coaster. I don’t know if they’re going to get ready for that during playoff time. It’s going to be tough for them to get together as a group, with all the crying and all that.”
What does Amir think about the Heat crying in their locker room?
“I know how it feels, I hate to lose a game. A mid-season game with their record, I don’t think it’s the time to pout. They just have to get better and win the next game. They just need to suck it up and keep playing.”
On allegations that Chris Bosh is “soft”:
“No comment. I haven’t really heard anything about him being soft. I think it’s all kinda just trash-talking. It can go overboard sometimes, but in the end it’s all just trash-talking.”