Originally written on Project Spurs  |  Last updated 11/12/14
Texas_news_a261
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.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

John Beilin upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

Report: Michigan keeping Jim Hackett on as athletic director

LeBron James on Ferguson: 'Violence is not the answer'

Decision on Ray Rice's appeal could come Wednesday

Jaguars coach calls out Blake Bortles: ‘We expect more’

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

Jenn Sterger hints she'll be back in her FSU cowgirl gear for game

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Top storyline for each Week 13 NFL game

NBA News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

John Beilin upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Maclin unhappy with Cooper comments

Post-Week 13 CFB Playoff projection

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.