HoopsHype Matt Bonner rumors


October 9, 2013 Updates

Forward Matt Bonner, whose supply of New Balance basketball shoes has nearly dried up since the shoemaker stopped making his favorite model, believes he can make it through the season without resorting to another brand after discovering a cache — two pairs — over the summer. “It was Christmas in July for me because our equipment guy found two more pairs,” he said. “They were in some obscure, random little storage locker. We get (orthotic inserts) made, and our orthotics guy had a pair of my shoes that he used to make the mold for the orthotics. He just kept them because we periodically get new orthotics, so he has a pair of shoes he uses so he can make them fit. “I gained that intelligence and got the shoes back, so that's how I got the extra pairs.” San Antonio Express-News

October 8, 2013 Updates

Matt Bonner had been hoping to squeeze at least another 60,000 miles out of his 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix. Alas, the Red Mamba’s sweet ride was put out of commission near the end of last season. Bonner declined to reveal details, but an exclusive Express-News investigation has learned that it was totaled in an accident. (Chalk up another one for the shmohawks.) After making do for several months with an El Camino, he finally settled on a full-time replacement: the 2014 Chevy Impala, which beat out a slew of luxury competition to become the Official Car of Matt Bonner. “Love it,” he said. “It’s completely remodeled. It’s American-made. You have to stay true to your roots, right? I tried an Audi. I tried an Infiniti. I looked into a BMW, some of the higher-end stuff. It just didn’t feel like me. San Antonio Express-News

September 9, 2013 Updates

The 6-foot-10 Bonner, who is in Manila for the three-day NBA Cares program, said the window is far from closing on the Spurs as their consistency coupled with their commitment to excellence are aspects that always make them a title contender. “Every year, people would always say that we’re too old but we always proved them wrong,“ Bonner told a handful of scribes after an activity with kids at the Mall of Asia Arena. Led by Tim Duncan, Tony Parker, Manu Ginobili and Kawhi Leonard, San Antonio came close to winning its fifth NBA crown when it lost to the Lebron James-led Heat in seven games. “We don’t listen to what a lot of people are saying, and as far as with people saying that we’re too old, I don’t think so,“ he added. “Look at Tim Duncan and his game, he relies on fundamentals, high IQ and skills and those things don’t mesh with age and as long as we’re healthy, we always have a good chance to be back in the finals.“ Tempo

September 8, 2013 Updates

“I grew up watching Larry Bird when I was growing up in New Hamsphere which is north of Boston and he’s a 6-foot-8 or 6-foot-9 guy who can shoot and has a tremendous work ethic,“ he said. “I always want to work hard like Larry Bird and I want to shoot three-pointers like Larry Bird and I have to work hard evey game with my shooting and my stroke and I once I got into the NBA, (former NBA players) Donyell Marshall and Robert Horry helped me find my niche within the team.“ Tempo

September 6, 2013 Updates

He may not be the best ball handler in the NBA, but Matt Bonner’s dribbling tricks were a big hit with the kids Friday at the start of the NBA Cares program here. Bonner, the first ever San Antonio Spur to visit Manila, shared tips for proper dribbling and taught hand-quickness drills to the eager boys and girls of Children Garden Home at the Ronac Art Center. Inquirer.net

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Bonner became hooked on the roast pork, swiss cheese and ham sandwiches shortly after arriving from his New Hampshire home. It’s one of the most indelible memories he has of his college eating career. “I ate so many Cuban sandwiches when I was at the University of Florida,” Bonner said. “There were this local spot called the Swamp and I use to eat one about once a week.” Bonner said the simplicity of the pressed sandwich was what made it so good and so memorable. “They are just delicious,” Bonner said. “That’s all you need to know. You don’t need to overcomplicate it.” San Antonio Express-News

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A guy the Spurs had tried to go away from, came back. Matt Bonner, relegated to comedic relief this season, best known for indie groups and his Red Mamba nickname, found unfamiliar footing. He made shots Wednesday, which is what he does best. But he mostly made Dwight Howard work when he didn’t make him mad. Bonner called it, for those who would like to Google the phrase, “Chumbawamba defense.” San Antonio Express-News

No Spur is as entertaining, whether he’s the fictional Coach B or just a man on the street with an opinion. He’s at his best when he’s making fun of himself, and he did last fall when the Spurs were going through some drills with the local boxer, “Jesse” James Leija. Someone joked that all of this must be new to him, and he objected with a straight face. “You don’t understand,” he said. “I grew up in the mean streets of Concord, New Hampshire.” San Antonio Express-News

April 6, 2013 Updates

When Stephen Jackson and Matt Bonner were planning their joint birthday party, it can't have been easy to agree on a theme. But if there's one thing everybody can agree on, it's that Anchorman is a classic of American cinema. So the San Antonio Spurs teammates decided to have a viewing party, and act along with the film. In a great video interview with Spurs.com (which is absolutely worth four and a half minutes of your day to watch and you should do so right now), Captain Jack recounts his starring role as Ron Burgundy. He even played the jazz-flute solo, if he is to be believed. "I co-wrote 'Afternoon Delight,'" he says at one point. "I don't know if you knew that." USA Today Sports

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