The large-screened iPhone 6 lowered the three-point shot percentage of NBA player Matt Bonner

The large-screened iPhone 6 lowered the three-point shot percentage of NBA player Matt Bonner
In a recent interview with the Concord Monitor, NBA player Matt Bonner from the San Antonio Spurs likely made a joke about how the large-screened iPhone 6 led to a decrease in his three-point shot percentage during last season.

Matt Bonner's career average on three-point shots is 41.3%, but the Spurs player struggled during the last season, with a three-point shot percentage of just 36.5%. Bonner says that his lower-than-expected percentage is caused by tennis elbow, an issue that usually affects professional athletes who are repeatedly making use of their forearm muscles, such as tennis players (hence the name).

Bonner says that he suffered from the condition in his non-shooting arm for about two months and a half, and that, during this time period, he would cringe in pain right before taking each shot, which naturally led to a decrease in his three-point accuracy.

Now for the interesting part. According to Bonner, the iPhone 6 is to blame for his tennis elbow, and, as a result, for his subpar season in terms of shooting percentage. There's no point in trying to explain his explanation, so check out this quote:



At this point, it's unclear whether Bonner was referring to the iPhone 6 or the iPhone 6 Plus, but it probably doesn't matter anyway. Although some of the more hardcore Apple iPhone fans took this statement to heart, and called out to Bonner for blaming the iPhone for his lesser season, chances are that this is nothing more but a joke. 

At 6′ 10″ Matt Bonner should be perfectly capable of handling the iPhone 6 Plus even if he is not using the one-handed operation mode. Also, Bonner's passion for comedy is well-known at this point among Spurs fans and fellow teammates.

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16 Comments

1. Saioofi

Posts: 343; Member since: May 23, 2014

oh so now Apple is wrong for making a bigger iPhone? Nice excuse

6. dimas

Posts: 3368; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

He's just trying to be funny. Get a life.

10. iosl0ver5eva

Posts: 119; Member since: Jan 16, 2015

I think you need a life. Ignorance is an ugly characteristic to have

16. dimas

Posts: 3368; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Oh look, another bitchy, sensitive apple fanboy. What's with the alias? Parents didn't taught you how to spell correctly or you're just plain stupid?

7. waddup121 unregistered

Is this article for real? LOL

13. HildyJ

Posts: 338; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

He was holding it wrong.

17. amasog

Posts: 552; Member since: Aug 22, 2013

nothing new?

2. foster426

Posts: 40; Member since: Apr 07, 2015

"Also, Bonner's passion for comedy is well-known at this point among Spurs fans and fellow teammates." He's clearly being facetious.

3. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Elbow gate

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lmfao oh god I laughed a lot more than I should have with this one.

4. dimas

Posts: 3368; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Hardcore fanboyism: making you hate people with corny jokes and find everything anti-apple offensive.

5. Bm888

Posts: 517; Member since: Jul 06, 2015

does that affirm "reachability mode" on *fruits is lesser useful to Sammy's one handed operation mode ?¿ #reachabilityGate ^_^ ^ Bm ™

11. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Haha. iPhone elbow. Right up there Nintendo Thumbs and Sega Wrists.

12. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

StretchGate/BonnerGate

15. knightkiran

Posts: 12; Member since: Dec 18, 2014

I mean why man.....phonearena you must have lost it posting this article

18. obedchuni

Posts: 335; Member since: Jun 16, 2014

thats your shooting skill don't blame it on phones, well that means now days I cannot run 10 km means that I should blame iPhone now...haha what an excuse and funny.

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