Other than his height, pretty much nothing about Matt Bonner screams NBA player.
Case point: Bonner said it’s more common on road trips for fans to tell him that he looks like Matt Bonner, rather than recognize that he actually is. (His go-to response: “Yeah, I get that a lot.”)
So it came as more than a little surprise when rapper Lil B, AKA Based God, not only singled out a Spurs player for recognition, but that he chose New Hampshire’s finest in a recent Q&A with Slam magazine.
For those who aren’t familiar with the esteemed Lil B, he’s the one who “cursed” Kevin Durant that he’ll never win an NBA championship after the Oklahoma City star questioned his popularity.
Bonner and the Spurs, however, are on much better terms.
SLAM: Have you been to any games yet this season?
Lil B: I’m planning on hitting up some NBA games soon. Got to support the Warriors. The Warriors world and community reaches out a lot to me so I got major respect for the Warriors. Yo, respect to Matt Bonner. Respect to the Spurs, they show a lot of love. The Memphis Grizzlies as well. Salute to the Grizzlies. I actually work out in the same gym as the Grizzlies owner, Robert Pera.
Bonner’s response via text: “Pretty awesome!” Presumably in his best Lloyd Christmas voice.