New Hampshire native Matt Bonner announced his retirement in a video filled with self-deprecation and New England accents. It was well done and funny, unlike another recent video done by an athlete with ties to the area. A two-time champion with the San Antonio Spurs, the 36-year-old called it a career in entertaining fashion.
But it turns out the boring Spurs have a pretty good sense of humor too, as they “retired” one of Bonner’s many flannel shirts in a private ceremony.
Bonner himself seemed to appreciate the gesture:
Seriously. This guy really liked flannel.
Finding out the Spurs are good at jokes is must’ve been like seeing Robert De Niro in Midnight Run for the first time after a career of dramatic acting. “Wait, the guy from The Godfather and Taxi Driver? He has impeccable comic timing too? This didn’t seem possible and now I’d like more of it.”