The Red Rocket Calls it a Career

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Matt Bonner hangs it up

Fan Favourite Matt Bonner Announces Retirement

If you thought the retirement announcements of Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, Kobe Bryant, and Tim Duncan were difficult to deal with, the NBA has just witnessed another talent walk away from the game.

On Friday, a former Toronto Raptor fan favourite and 12-year NBA veteran, Matt Bonner announced his retirement in the most Matt Bonner way possible. The ‘Red Rocket’ who spent the first two seasons of his career with the Toronto Raptors, establishing himself as a reliable three-point shooter, was traded to the San Antonio Spurs where he spent the remaining ten seasons of his career.

A former First Team SEC Player with the Florida Gators, Bonner was part of two Spurs championship teams, experiencing his best season in the 2010-11 campaign, a year in which he shot an NBA-best, 45.7% from three-point range.

Along with his two championship rings, Bonner boasts a career stat line of 5.8-points per game, with a lifetime 41.4% three-point percentage, a percentage nearly 10% higher than that of the player most commonly known as the best to ever step foot onto an NBA court, Michael Jordan.

As a Raptor fan, championship glory is not something you would usually associate Bonner with, but this interaction with Kevin Garnett is a close second:

Congratulations Matt Bonner on a great NBA career!

Red Mamba, out.

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