Your Essential Guide To Armon Johnson
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  1. DHawes22
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    Posted 10/27/2010 12:48 PM

    Via CBS-
     Here are 10 essential Armon Johnson facts that you can use to impress women at the bar.
    1. His first name is difficult to pronounce properly and he's a little sensitive about it, going so far as to explain the proper pronunciation to a press conference room full of reporters when he was announced to the media following the 2010 draft. There's a Jamaican-esque emphasis on the "Mon" after a soft r. It's pronounced "ar-MAHN," not "AR-mun."

    2. Johnson originally hails from Chicago but was raised in Nevada, and he has known fellow Blazer rookie Luke Babbitt since elementary school. He graduated from Reno's Hug High School (seriously) and his affectionate off-the-court personality makes this detail feel like a major part of his persona.

    3. Johnson was part of the most interesting pre-draft workout scene in Portland over the last three years. After his workout, Johnson was the only player to stick around afterwards to work on his jump shot with the team's shooting coach and hobnob with the team's scouts. Less than two hours after his workout finally ended, the Blazers sent millions of dollars to the Golden State Warriors to buy the right to switch second-round draft picks. The Blazers used that new pick, No. 34 overall, to draft Johnson.

    4. Blazers scouts simultaneously adore Johnson and work aggressively to manage expectations for him. Perhaps this is a function of the point guard hype carousel that has gone on in recent years in Portland (a list of casualties: Sebastian Telfair, Jarrett Jack, Sergio Rodriguez, Jerryd Bayless). This summer, they saw his ceiling as an Eric Snow type of leader at the point guard position and, despite a strong preseason, they continue to hold to that as Johnson's ceiling.
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  1. Kim~
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    Posted 10/27/2010 1:19 PM

    Does Ben ever sleep ?  Nice article.  My rookie crush is a GEM !! Thank you Blazer scouts !!
    I am a fan of scrapping !
  1. commontongue
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    Posted 10/27/2010 2:13 PM

    I told you !!  This kid is the Gospel. His game was under control, he wasnt in awe of the moment. Dragic couldnt shake him because one, he's smart,and two, he too is a lefty. I love the plethora of lefty's we brought in. I still compare him to Greg Anthony.
    I am a fan of our new roster playing with and for eachother.
  1. I''m OUT!
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    Posted 10/27/2010 3:40 PM

    His name is not difficult to pronounce properly, especially if Mike Rice can say it. It is only unusual to guess the pronunciation by reading it first. I would like to see Rice try to say Sofoklis Schortsanitis  or Ioannis Bourousis for a game though! ha ha.

    I hope that Armani can keep it up!
    I am a fan of comcast and the blazers making deals that keep screwing us over!! woot!
  1. Fallen_Deity
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    Posted 10/27/2010 5:07 PM

    Posted By TomL on 10/27/2010 3:40 PM
    His name is not difficult to pronounce properly, especially if Mike Rice can say it. It is only unusual to guess the pronunciation by reading it first. I would like to see Rice try to say Sofoklis Schortsanitis  or Ioannis Bourousis for a game though! ha ha.

    I hope that Armani can keep it up!

    I love when we play the Cavs cuz he has like 5 ways to say Varejao and im sure we will hear some good ones for Beaubois.  I honestly don't see how names are hard to pronounce after hearing it.
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
  1. bearprecioso
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    Posted 10/27/2010 7:52 PM

    Armon (Ar-mahn) rocked it, but can he continue?  I think it's possible, but playing time will tell if he can keep control.  Good luck Blazers...........  Originally being from Chicago myself, I have lotsa hope!
    I am a fan of the Blazers. Win or Lose, I remain a BELIEVER.
  1. Fallen_Deity
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    Posted 10/27/2010 8:37 PM

    He was completely mapped out by Baron Davis so far but not terrible out there
    I am a fan of competing til the final buzzer!!!!!!!!!!
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