Basketball star blames injury and poor performance on using newer, “bigger” iPhone
What’s the weirdest excuse you’ve heard from someone who didn’t do what he was paid for? Well, you have your own account but the classic excuse from San Antonio Spurs basketball Matt Bonner leaves us with an all-time high.
But, they were…this big!
Asked what was keeping him on the benches through part of last season, and poor shooting when he’s on the court, Bonner explained that having to use the new iPhone models, which came out quite larger than their predecessors last year, caused an injury to his hand, leaving him incapable of playing very well for a couple of months.
“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.”
Apple had been largely criticized for their “tiny” iPhones through the years before the California-based tech outfit decided to go bigger with the introduction of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus in 2014. But then, somebody should have to warn Apple to stop making bigger iPhones otherwise Bonner will never be able to hit the hole ever again.
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