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Matt Bonner, AKA the greatest New Hampshire-born player in NBA history, has had an eventful summer. First he served as general manager for “Grantland”, one of the teams in The Basketball Tournament (TBT), and led the team to a number one seed in the West Regional. Then he re-signed with the San Antonio Spurs the same week that the team acquired LaMarcus Aldridge and David West. But the obvious highlight of Bonner’s summer came this past weekend at “Rock On Fest” a summer concert in Concord, New Hampshire. Bonner showed that he’s more than just a three-point specialist and your favorite redhead as he stepped behind some turntables and helped DJ the event.
What we’ve all been waiting for, the debut of DJ Red Mamba:
The event is put on by the Rock On Foundation which is a nonprofit organization that serves to increase artistic and athletic opportunities. It was founded in 2013 by Matt and his younger brother, Luke, who was also a member of Team Grantland.
When he’s not on the turntables this upcoming season, Bonner will be on the bench for a re-tooled Spurs team. It’s hard to believe, but this will be Bonner’s 10th season in San Antonio and he’s the only current Spur besides Duncan/Parker/Ginobili who has more than one championship ring. At 35 and with negative athleticism, this may be Bonner’s last season in the NBA. But it’s good to see he’s already got his second career lined up.