Monday, February 09, 2009

A Look at the Suprising Star

Dan writes about the important role of Concord, N.H. native Matt Bonner.

It has some mildly interesting stuff, most of which can be found on Bonner's wikipedia page. But the column really misses out in capturing the excitement of yesterday's game, especially the fourth quarter.

And then you have passages like this:
Bonner was valedictorian of his senior class at Concord High School. He starred at the University of Florida before playing a year in the Italian A1 League. In 2004 he broke into the NBA with the Raptors, where he was famous for riding Toronto's public transit system. He found another way to save money by pocketing per diem and eating at Subway.

Bonner claims to have eaten more Subway food than Jared. What's not to like about a guy like that?

Bonner played two seasons with the Raptors before he was traded to San Antonio. He entered yesterday averaging just 8.0 points per game, but was hitting 52.2 percent of his shots, 48.9 percent on threes. Now he's raining long-range missiles on the heads of the Celtics. Three of Bonner's points came when he banked a shot-clock-beating trey from out top in the third quarter.

That reads like a fifth grader's bad "What I Did on My Summer Vacation" report.


Anonymous said...

ObjectiveBruce says, "Another great (and much needed) column by my boy Shank!"....."I give it 2 thumbs up!"

Chris said...
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Chris said...

Cue one of the next columns: "Maybe the Bruins aren't who we thought they were." I guarantee it. A sad indictment on Shank when little old me wields so much clairvoyant power.