Today In Learning: Amir Johnson Teaches You How To Pronounce “Jonas Valanciunas” Correctly

  • Dylan Murphy

Val-sexy? Val sexy. Got it.

Toronto Raptors forward Amir Johnson has identified and corrected a core problem with rookie teammate Jonas Valanciunas: how to pronounce his name correctly. Just not before he embarasses a bunch of people pronouncing the name incorrectly, though.

I always thought it was “YO-nuhs Val-uhn-see-OO-nuhs,” but I don’t regularly watch the Toronto Raptors. Hiding behind my internet pen makes it so much easier to avoid pronunciation shaming.