I've heard of iPhones causing injuries due to explosions, but never an injury like this. One NBA player is calling out the culprit for his tennis elbow and it isn't an opponent. It's his iPhone.
Current free agent Matt Bonner saw his stats go down while playing for the San Antonio Spurs last season. According to Fox Sports, his three-point shooting was 41.4% in the 2013-2014 season, but fell to 36.5% last season. Who's to blame? Bonner ended up developing tennis elbow during the season and told the Concord Monitor:
"You're about to get an exclusive here. I hate to make excuses, I was raised to never make excuses, but I went through a two-and-a-half month stretch where I had really bad tennis elbow, and during that stretch it made it so painful for me to shoot I'd almost be cringing before I even caught the ball like, 'Oh, this is going to kill.'
Everybody is going to find this hilarious, but here's my theory on how I got it. When the new iPhone came out it was way bigger than the last one, and I think because I got that new phone it was a strain to use it, you have to stretch further to hit the buttons, and I honestly think that's how I ended up developing it."
Did the iPhone 6 derail his season or did he just have a slump? Was it one app in particular? Was he sending too many text messages? Why doesn't he try out a stylus?
Either way, Bonner is a free agent and hopes to re-sign with the Spurs for next season. Will this affect him and/or his contract? Let me know what you think by posting in the comments below.