Matt Bonner: Smartphone To Blame for Elbow Injury
NBA free agent, Matt Bonner has come up with an original excuse regarding the drop in his field goal and three-point percentages over the last season. Bonner said that his new smartphone, an iPhone 6, caused him to sustain an elbow injury which saw his field goal drop 4% and his three-point percentages decrease 6%.
“Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here’s my theory on how I got it,” Bonner told the media. “When the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one, and I think because I got that new phone, it was a strain to use it. You have to stretch further to hit the buttons, and I honestly think that’s how I ended up developing it.”
Matt Bonner has spent the past nine seasons playing with the San Antonio Spurs and is considered a good shooter overall. Which is why questions were asked regarding the decrease in his performance.
Speaking of his injury to Tim O’Sullivan at the Concord Monitor, Bonner said: “I hate to make excuses, I was raised to never make excuses, but I went through a two-and-a-half month stretch where I had really bad tennis elbow, and during that stretch it made it so painful for me to shoot I’d almost be cringing before I even caught the ball like, ‘Oh, this is going to kill.’ ”
The San Antonio Spurs recently signed a lucrative and multi-year contract with LaMarcus Aldridge in a deal worth around $80 million. The 6ft 11″ Aldridge previously played for the Portland Trail Blazers and is a four-time NBA All-Star. He was ranked the fourth-biggest free agent in the market and is expected to make the NBA Hall of Fame in the future. It is not sure how Aldridge’s contract with the Spurs will impact Bonner, if at all. The 35 year old Bonner remains a free agent for now.