Bonner’s showmanship shines through again

I spent enough time covering the Canadian Football League back in the day to develop an appreciation for most things Canadian.

From Tim Horton Doughnuts to “the Loonie,”  Canadian humor and “Hockey Night in Canada,” there are some things you just have to travel north of the border to experience.

You can see another strictly Canadian experience as Spurs forward Matt Bonner performs at halftime of a recent “Pop vs. Jock” charity game in Montreal.

After earlier losing to Arcade Fire’s Win Butler in a 3-point shooting contest, Bonner has a brief singing performance with retired NBA player Paul Shirley.

Singing along with accompaniment of a courtside electric organ — which I don’t think I’ve seen since the glory days of the Kansas City-Omaha Kings — Bonner and Shirley belt out a very respectable version of “.”

Here’s a You Tube video of the hijinks. And after this performance, I bet Bonner couldn’t wait to get back to the negotiating table with the owners to discuss the merits of a new collective bargaining agreement.

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