NBA and long-time San Antonio Spurs player, Matt Bonner believes that his iPhone 6 hurt his shooting last season. Bonner blames the large-screen smartphone for an elbow injury that reduced his shooting percentage last season. Bonner has been an effective 3-point big man for the Spurs related that that an injury to his left (non-shooting) elbow lasted from early December to the mid-season All-Star break. As a result, Bonner made 36.5 percent of long-range shots last season, compared to 41.4 percent during his 11-year NBA career.
Bonner told the Concord Monitor, “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.’ 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.”