SBNation asks Matt Bonner about non-basketball things

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James Herbert spoke with Matty after the game in Toronto, and he got some fantastic quotes from him as well as Pop and Patty Mills.

If you enjoy, even slightly, the NBA construct that is Matt Bonner, then you owe it to yourself to check out the Q&A James Herbert did with him that posted earlier today on SBNation NBA.

It's chock full of tidbits that have just never come out before like the details behind the baby carrot ads, what it's like to go to concerts as a 6'10 redhead, how he remembers being a rookie on Vince Carter's Raptors, and how he feels about sharing a birthday with Stephen Jackson.

Here's just a tidbit to whet your appetite:

What advice would you give to your rookie self?

This is going to sound weird, but maybe focus more on recovery stuff. Focus more on massage and not beat up my body as much as I did early on, ‘cause I just wanted to outwork everybody and do everything I could. And sometimes I probably went a bit overboard on my body. Just take it a little more easy on the physical side of things.

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