Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 3/6/13
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I’ll admit it. I was wrong about San Antonio Spurs' Matt Bonner in the three-point contest this year. He wasn’t too slow, his form didn’t hinder his performance and if it wasn’t for the special “clutch gene” flowing in Kyrie Irving’s blood, Bonner would have probably taken home the trophy. Recently, Bonner joined Paul Shirley and Justin Halpern on their podcast, “Short Corner,” to talk about what it was like to compete in the All-Star festivities. It’s a really good interview and Matt brings a lot of personality to the table. He might have a career in broadcasting when he’s done playing in the NBA. What people may not know is how much effort Bonner put in to prepare for the competition. He talks about how he watched film on last year’s shootout. He thought about all the minor details like where to start, which side of the rack to shoot on and how to plan for the fact that the ball boys don’t roll the balls forward for you while you’re clearing the rack. After getting shunned from the three-point shootout for so long, it’s clear Bonner didn’t want this opportunity to go to waste, so he made the best of it. He even did some practice run-throughs with Spurs coaches heckling him. They talk about the three-point contest for a long time (with a few random tangents here and there), but then they also move on to talking about what it’s like playing for the Spurs. Shirley, Halpern and Bonner bring up some interesting points on why the Spurs don’t rank as one of the all-around favorite teams in the NBA, despite their history of success. It’s definitely worth listening to, especially if you’re a Matt Bonner fan. I don’t consider myself to be one, and I enjoyed the podcast thoroughly.
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