San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner is claiming that the enlarged size of the iPhone 6 Plus is to blame for the elbow pain that caused his uncharacteristic mid-season shooting slump.
At least he has a good sense of humor about it. Per his hometown Concord (N.H.) Monitor:
“Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here’s my theory on how I got it,” he said. “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.”
Perhaps Bonner (hands down the much more likable version of fellow beefy ginger Brian Scalabrine) has a valid argument here. The iPhone 6 Plus, released only six weeks prior to the start of the 2014-15 NBA season, is a massive specimen of a phone. Checking in at 6.22×3.06 inches and 6.1 ounces, it dwarves any of the previous phone releases that Apple obliges everyone to buy once a year. Plus, since he’s one of the most niche players in the league as a three-point specialist, the strain from Tinder-ing on the oversized screen is bound to add up in the midst of all those sweet 25-foot J’s. Bonner is a former Academic All-American at Florida, so I’ll give him the benefit of the doubt on this one.
Besides, I have no choice, because now I have a legitimate excuse when I’m at the rec center and my stroke isn’t falling like it does in my dreams.
“Sorry dawg, my new iPhone is fuckin’ wit my elbow. I’m practically playing with a broken arm. I’m sure you know the feeling.”
Best wishes to Bonner in what I’d imagine is a grueling recovery process from this self-diagnosed injury. He better get his shit together by the time LaMarcus Aldridge and David West come to San Antonio in the quest for 82-0..
[via Concord Monitor]
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