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GodsSon
02-11-2009, 11:15 PM
TORONTO - Matt Bonner could be Canada's next sharpshooter.

The San Antonio Spurs forward, who played two seasons for Toronto, is in the process of applying for Canadian citizenship and he reiterated his hopes Wednesday to play for Canada's men's basketball team.

"It's something I wanted to do, something I felt strongly about. I feel very strongly about representing Canada and trying to help the team in any way possible to be successful on the world stage," the three-point specialist said.

Bonner, who was in Toronto for the Spurs' game against the Raptors, has a grandfather from Newfoundland and his wife is from Toronto.

"I feel like I'm part-Canadian, having a Canadian grandfather and growing up a couple of hours south of the border (Concord, N.H.) and then having such a great time playing here for the Raptors - it just feels right," Bonner said.

Very classy move from a classy guy, this could only stand to benefit the program.

ink
02-11-2009, 11:22 PM
:clap:

Wow, this guy will be a fan favourite forever if he gets citizenship just to play for Canada.

Bob_at_york
02-11-2009, 11:35 PM
wow... didn't know about his Grandfather. That is really cool of him. Hopefully he is cool with Leo and helps the program.

codes238
02-11-2009, 11:35 PM
i miss bonner we should have never let him go

mjt20mik
02-11-2009, 11:36 PM
Red rocket!!!

Bob_at_york
02-11-2009, 11:37 PM
i miss bonner we should have never let him go

I love him but it was a fine move. Garbo was an upgrade he just got hurt.

LanceUpperCut
02-11-2009, 11:52 PM
Ya Bonner is a pretty down to earth NBA baller we really need more guy's like him.It's true it was hard too see him leave but it was the right move.

T.O.Fan:)
02-11-2009, 11:58 PM
Kind of sad that we need guys from the States to help us.

GodsSon
02-12-2009, 12:05 AM
Kind of sad that we need guys from the States to help us.

well its not like we approached him to play for us, he wants to do under his own free-will. Besides, the US had Brett Hull lol

JermanJaysFan
02-12-2009, 12:15 AM
Hopefully we can get him back here when his contract expires in 2010. The guy is incredibly classy.

T.O.Fan:)
02-12-2009, 12:23 AM
well its not like we approached him to play for us, he wants to do under his own free-will. Besides, the US had Brett Hull lol

lets not compare Bonner to Brett Hull, besides Hull wanted to play for Canada we just didn't want him.

GodsSon
02-12-2009, 12:57 AM
lets not compare Bonner to Brett Hull, besides Hull wanted to play for Canada we just didn't want him.

same scenario applies, Hull wasnt good enough to make team canada so he played for the US, and there's no way in hell Bonner would even come close to sniffing the bench of the US team; so, he's making a move so he can play international ball (Kaman did the same thing with Germany).

Musical Tempo
02-12-2009, 05:41 PM
wow... didn't know about his Grandfather. That is really cool of him. Hopefully he is cool with Leo and helps the program.

Leo should be replaced. So many player don't want to play on the team because of his coaching theories, and most of them have played Pro, been around other coach longer, key players for their organization and yet still dislike Leo.

I know we could us Denhim Brown on team Canada, but supposidly him and Leo dont get along. Same rumour goes for Vlad Kulijinan who was a double/double machine in UNC-Willington, and is probably over seas aswell.

I just dont see why his son is on the team while there is way better players that can be on the roster, never mix family with business. To me it feels like he trying to get more exposure for his son.


same scenario applies, Hull wasnt good enough to make team canada so he played for the US, and there's no way in hell Bonner would even come close to sniffing the bench of the US team; so, he's making a move so he can play international ball (Kaman did the same thing with Germany).

Can't we get Anthony Parker on team Canada, he has been in Canada for 3 years, isn't he allowed to get a citizenship, or Joey Graham. Since none of them will every be good enough to play for USA.

blujaysrock
02-12-2009, 05:43 PM
The Canadian team could use him, good move by Bonner.

ink
02-12-2009, 05:45 PM
Can't we get Anthony Parker on team Canada, he has been in Canada for 3 years.

That's a great idea.

geoff63
02-12-2009, 05:50 PM
Matt should be the teams big signing in 2010

Gup
02-12-2009, 05:50 PM
lets not compare Bonner to Brett Hull, besides Hull wanted to play for Canada we just didn't want him.

A move that didnt pay off for us (Canada) in the end
We turned away Hull when he wasnt a "superstar"
But, when Hull was a stud, he said he wanted to stay loyal to the Americans, who took him on when we didnt want him.

Gup
02-12-2009, 05:50 PM
Matt should be the teams big signing in 2010

For 2 mil a year lol

mike_noodles
02-12-2009, 06:34 PM
Ya Bonner is a pretty down to earth NBA baller we really need more guy's like him.

He rode the subway down to the Hangar, how cool is that?

_Sn1P3r_
02-12-2009, 07:08 PM
Nice. Best of luck to Bonner. Hope he does well. The RED ROCKET!