Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/18/14
After all the campaigning and pleading for Matt Bonner to land a spot in the 3-point shootout finally paid off, now what? Is anyone actually thinking he’s going to win? Is anyone excited to see him there or was it more about getting the chance? Like many things in life, the build up will probably end up being a lot more exciting than the main event. I don’t think Bonner will do very well, but then again, I said the same thing about Kevin Love last year, and he won. Whether he comes in first or last, Bonner is clearly just happy to be there. “I am incredibly excited,” Bonner said. “I don’t know how I’m going to sleep the night before. This is something that, on a personal level, I’ve wanted for a long time. To be finally selected for it, after all these years, seems surreal.” It’s one thing to be there, it’s another to show up and not embarrass yourself after you made so much noise trying to get there. Bonner’s shooting motion doesn’t look like it would adapt well to nailing a string of threes from a rack, so is he going to change things for the competition? “It’s definitely different,” Bonner said. “It’s much more difficult shooting off a rack than from catching a pass. My strategy is to go as fast as I can so I finish all the shots and try to take a little extra time on the money ball.” Be sure to tune in on Saturday night to watch Bonner prove me wrong. I expect everyone to come back and laugh at me when the Red Rocket comes away with the trophy.
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