Matt Bonner Blames Shooting Woes, Elbow Injury on iPhone 6

By Mike Cardillo
Jul 7, 2015, 10:12 AM EDT

Matt Bonner recently revealed, perhaps, one of the dumbest injuries in recent sports history — but I’m not going to laugh at him. During a summer basketball clinic in his native New Hampshire, the longtime Spurs 3-point specialist addressed his poor shooting during the 2014-15 season. Bonner, a lifetime .414 shooter from long range who led the league in 3-point percentage in 2010-11, shot just .365 from beyond the arc this past season.

He explained to the Concord Monitor it was due to tennis elbow.

"“You’re about to get an exclusive here,” Bonner said. “I hate to make excuses, I was raised to never make excuses, 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 like, ‘Oh, this is going to kill.’ ”"

That explanation wouldn’t be sports blog-worthy. So here’s the kicker, which you probably noticed already in the headline:.

"“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.”"

This is coming from the heart: as a filthy, no good, worthless sports blogger I feel your pain, dude. Apple truly ought to put a warning on the iPhone 6.

Off topic, somewhat, but if you want to make some money or enter a growth field for the future, hand and wrist specialists or physical therapists are going to be massively in demand. Either that or we’re all going to be crippled from tapping away at our phones all the time.

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