Former Raptor Matt Bonner blames the iPhone 6 Plus for his lingering arm injury

Matt Bonner

If you spent any amount of time watching the Toronto Raptors between 2004 and 2006, you’re well acquainted with Matt Bonner. The 6 foot 10 forward became a fan favourite in Toronto for his winning personality and love for the city. He married a Canadian woman, rode the TTC religiously—earning the nickname the Red Rocket in the process—and even tried to become a Canadian citizen so that he could play for Team Canada in the Olympics.

After being traded to the Spurs, and spending several successful seasons there, Bonner is now a free agent. However, his prospects aren’t looking great thanks to a lingering injury in non shooting arm, an injury Bonner says he developed from using the iPhone 6 Plus.

“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,’” says Bonner in the interview.

“Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here’s my theory on how I got it. 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.”

Now, before you laugh, the Spurs training staff says it’s actually seen injuries like this in the past.

Matt, let me give you some advice. You should listen to the advice of our Daniel Bader and get a Z3 Compact or Moto X; both can be used with one hand.

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