Matt Bonner Chooses Sandwiches Over Shoes

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NBA players have a lot to consider when choosing which kicks to wear on the court. Most often, it’s performance or a paycheck that sways their decision. For Spurs center and sandwich lover Matt Bonner, it’s all about cold cuts and cash. According to Jeff McDonald of the San Antonio Express-News, Bonner weighed heavily on which shoes to wear before a recent game, which resulted in a rather lighthearted story.

Spurs center Matt Bonner sat at his locker before a recent game at the AT&T Center, deep in thought and staring at his feet, as if contemplating some key piece of preparation for the night ahead.

Which, in a way, he was.

?Which pair of shoes should I wear?? Bonner finally asked, holding aloft a pair of Converse and a pair of New Balance.

Someone proposed he don one of each, a suggestion Bonner considered a few seconds before an eavesdropping teammate shattered the dream.

A mismatched shoe selection would violate the NBA?s uniform dress code, Manu Ginobili interjected, and could cost Bonner $25,000 in fines.

?Just think of how many sandwiches that is,? Ginobili said, referring to Bonner?s famously favorite form of sustenance.

And so, for the next 10 minutes, the Spurs? starting guard and backup center set out to quantify exactly that.

Estimating (conservatively, he says) 700 sandwiches per year at $5 a pop, Bonner ? concludes it would cost seven years? worth of hoagies to flout the NBA?s uniform rules for one night.

?The punishment doesn?t fit the crime,? he sighed, as the rest of the room disintegrated into laughter.

Source: Dime

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