Spurs Forward Matt Bonner Blames 'Way Bigger' iPhone For Trashing His Three-Point Shooting Percentage
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"Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here’s my theory on how I got it. 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," Bonner told Concord Monitor
Yes, Bonner's serious, and he knows he'll catch some flak for his comments. Bonner also says he hates to make excuses, it wasn't how he was raised, "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."
It sounds funny, but according to Bonner, one of the strength and conditioning coaches for the Spurs suffered a similar injury after spending too much time playing a game on his phone. Bonner didn't say which phone the coach was using, nor did he clarify if he himself was using the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus. Either way, for all you three-point specialists out there, you now have a new excuse the next time you toss up more bricks than a mason factory.