Possibly the funniest moment of Saturday’s NBA action featured none other than the Red Mamba, Matt Bonner.
The San Antonio Spurs are having fun right now. The reigning Western Conference champions have been quietly obliterating all opposition. Both Tony Parker and Tim Duncan are playing less minutes this season, yet the team is still blowing a lot of teams out. Saturday evening, we saw just how much fun the team is having.
Bonner and Tony Parker went up to get a rebound and started fighting for it. If no opponent is around, the right thing to do would be to let your point guard have the ball, so that he can bring it up and set up the offense. However, the Red Mamba disagreed with that reasoning.
Bonner and Parker battled for the rebound and Tony eventually decided to give it up. As soon as Bonner secured the rebound, he wanted to go ahead and hand the ball back to Parker, who, out of principle, declined the offer. Bonner went on to bring up the ball and call an ISO play for himself. You can see a GIF of the hilarious sequence below (H/T PoundingTheRock.com):
This was Bonner’s description of the situation (via PoundingTheRock)
“Yeah, we both kinda had the ball. It’s rare when I actually get a rebound. I called an iso for me, obviously. I would have dribbled through everybody and dunked it, but, unfortunately, Tony came back and got the ball. He ruined it. I would have been number one on the top ten at ESPN.”
Oh, and the Spurs also beat the Cavaliers by 30 points. So there’s that.