BALLnROLL: Other than Toronto, what is your favourite city to play in and why?
Amir Johnson: L.A, because it’s my hometown.
Jose Calderon: To play? I don’t know, when you play against teams like L.A or Boston, I think those are special cities because they’re just winners. Like, Dallas now that could be a nice one, because they were the champion last year, so something like that can make it special.
Ed Davis: D.C
BALLnROLL: D.C? Why?
Ed Davis: It’s just back home, a lot of family.
BALLnROLL: Other than your home court, what city do you find that you pretty much always bring your A game?
Ed Davis: I think Cleveland. I’m ten for ten there, so, you know, I’m tearing them up there.
Amir Johnson: L.A always. I play good in L.A. My family and friends watch me play and that kind of motivates me.
BALLnROLL: Most people crumble under pressure, shoot bricks when around family and friends.
Amir Johnson: No, I get excited, man. You get your home-cooked meals and you just feel good, knowing your family’s out there watching you.
BALLnROLL: What team has the nicest arena, practice facility, to visit?
Amir Johnson: I’ve been to quite a few, you know. I can’t say, any court is fine to me. I know Dallas has good hospitality, but everyone is pretty nice.
Jose Calderon: Maybe Orlando now. It’s a brand new one, and you can see that it’s new.
Ed Davis: I think Orlando’s pretty nice. I think when the Garden gets done, that’s going to be one of the nicest.
BALLLnROLL: What city wouldn’t you mind staying in an extra night, getting snowed in?
Amir Johnson: [LA]. Yes, absolutely. I mean, though it never snows in LA.
Ed Davis: Miami, the Bay.
Jose Calderon: I’ve always liked San Francisco. It’s a nice city, little restaurants, you know, lots of shopping. I don’t know, I just like the city. I just like to walk around on those streets.
BALLnROLL: What city surprised you the most, the one you didn’t think would be that cool?
Amir Johnson: I guess when I was in Detroit, when I was out there, I didn’t know much about the city and as I was staying, it got better and better. When I got there, it was my first time seeing the snow and stuff,
Ed Davis: San Fran. Just a cool city.
BALLnROLL: Are there any cities, that no matter how busy you are, you’ve got to hit one of their restaurants?
Ed Davis: L.A maybe. Rosco’s Chicken and Waffles.
Jose Calderon: San Francisco has the greatest Spanish place. Man, it’s great. B 44.
Amir Johnson: Really, I order room service. Not really. When I go out to eat—I’m trying to think…
BALLnROLL: Chicago has the best food in the world.
Amir Johnson: Yeah, pretty much. When I had a girlfriend, I used to go out to eat, but now I just sit in the hotel room. [Laughs]
BALLnROLL: What city has the nicest people?
Amir Johnson: Well, in Toronto, they’re nice to me. They have really helpful people. It’s really cultural out here. They are really nice people. This city is great.
Ed Davis: L.A. and T.O
Jose Calderon: I think there are a lot of places you can just walk around, with nice people. Not just one; I think there’s a lot of them. But Toronto is definitely up there.