Matt Bonner struggled to make three-point shots this past season and according to the San Antonio Spurs free agent, he had a bad elbow issue that he thinks was caused by a new iPhone. From Tim O’Sullivan of the Concord Monitor:
- "'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.'' The injury, which was actually on his left (non-shooting) elbow, lasted from early December to the All-Star break. During that time Bonner shot 32.4 percent from 3 (25-for-77). Before and after that stretch, he shot 42.8 percent from 3 (21-for-49). ... '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.' Before you start laughing (or at least when you finish), know that this is not unprecedented. Bonner said he spoke with one of the Spurs’ strength and conditioning coaches about the injury and the coach reported that he had suffered a similar injury after spending too much time playing a game on his phone."