That’s his story and he’s sticking to it after telling his hometown Concord Monitor that he blames a lengthy elbow injury that hampered him last season on the release of the release of the latest iPhone.
“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.”
Unfortunately for Bonner, the injury was actually in his left, non-shooting elbow, so that’s not a particularly valid explanation for why he shot just 36.5 percent on 3-pointers last season, his lowest accuracy since 2007-08. Then again, given the finely-tuned precision it takes to put the ball in the basket, usually under defensive pressure, from 23 feet, nine inches, maybe that was more than enough to knock the Red Mamba off his rhythm. Or perhaps it’s just because, at 35, he’s getting old.