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He is a role player and they are a dime a dozen when it comes to talent. It’s the other things, the professionalism, the willingness to accept and thrive in a clearly-defined role that has allowed the Spurs to keep him around. “I consider myself extremely lucky to be a role player in this league and be about to complete my 10th season and this is only my second team,” he said. “Most guys move around to many teams and I’ve been lucky to have been with the Raptors and to have a great experience there for two years and now be able to stick on here for eight years somehow. “I’ve just been very fortunate to have kind of been a direct witness to the greatness that is Tim (Duncan), Tony (Parker) and Manu (Ginobili) and obviously everything else with coach Pop (Popovich) and RC (Buford) and the rest of the organization. “Just to be a part of it has been awesome.” Toronto Star

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From Dwayne Henderson: Why do redheads always seem to kill it in the NBA? Brian Scalabrine was a God! Matt Bonner: Redheads kill it in the NBA because it has been scientifically proven that we are genetically predisposed to be superior basketball players. It’s kind of like the Bourne Identity… It’s a side effect of a classified government experiment during the height of The Cold War. Why I have chosen this moment to publicly disclose such a closely guarded secret I have no idea. Our secret society, The League of Redheads, will not be happy about this… Hardwood Paroxysm

From Travis Steel: What did you and Stephen Jackson listen to in the car? Bun B or the White Stripes? Matt Bonner: Sadly, we never rode together in a car. The need never arose. I always had my Pontiac Grand Prix, and he always had his Rolls Royce. All you need to know is that Stak5 is the man. He was a great teammate and a good friend and if he ever asks me to spit a guest verse on one of his tracks, I wouldn’t even hesitate. He rocked our charity SXSW showcase last year and was clutch like Bird… The fat lady sang. So all you Stak5 haters better not step or you’ll get served… Michael Chang. Hardwood Paroxysm

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In a monster sports marketing move few in the industry saw coming, adidas Basketball announced earlier today that they have signed San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner to an endorsement deal. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, though we can expect to see Bonner wearing adidas throughout the remainder of the 2013-2014 NBA season. Bonner, an unpaid wearer of New Balance product for years after securing an endorsement with the Massachusetts-based company early on in his career, was said to be down to just a few remaining pairs of his favorite model. In need of a new sneaker deal, Bonner has turned to adidas, and joins teammates Tim Duncan and Nando De Colo as brand endorsers. You can look for Matt Bonner to be wearing this Grey / White / Black adidas Crazy 8 on ESPN tonight as the Spurs host the Oklahoma City Thunder. Sole Collector

Dan McCarney: BREAKING: Matt Bonner has new shoes. Exclusive on @nicekicks tmw. Twitter @danmccarneysaen

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