Spurs Retire Matt Bonner’s Flannel Shirt in What Manu Ginobili Called a “Very Private” Ceremony (Pic)
Last week, longtime San Antonio Spurs backup center Matt Bonner, a.k.a. the Red Mamba, officially announced his retirement with a hilarious parody video.
On Thursday, his former teammates in San Antonio responded by retiring…his flannel shirt.
You see, much like the guy he backed up for the last decade, Matt Bonner was not known for his cutting edge fashion sense. In fact, you hardly ever saw the guy wearing anything but a flannel shirt. However, Tim Duncan was one of the greatest NBA players of all time, so after he retired the Spurs pulled out all the stops when they hoisted his jersey to the rafters. Bonner? He averaged 5.8 points and 3 rebounds per game for his career. So now that he is officially retired, his teammates held a quiet, private ceremony to retire his favorite wardrobe item.
Take a look:
— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) January 13, 2017
In case you were wondering, no, Bonner was not actually there for the ceremony. But he did find it hilarious:
@manuginobili Wicked hilarious guys… you got me good! Whose shirt was that?
— Matt Bonner (@MattBonner_SAS) January 13, 2017
Hat Tip – [The Score]