San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner may have a rep as someone who is ahem parsimonious with his NBA millions – notoriously both eating Subway and riding the subway while a member of the Toronto Raptors years ago – but some would argue that Bonner is being more sensible than anything.

Case in point – after Bonner’s 2006 Pontiac Grand Prix recently bit the dust and with Pontiac long having gone out of business and unable to offer a replacement Matt was seen tooling around San Antonio in a classic Chevrolet El Camino last summer. Keen to stick with the Chevy brand but needing something a little more modern and practical Bonner has picked a new car for the 2013-14 season.

A tricked-out Denali? A fire-spitting ZR1 Corvette? Nah Bonner is going with an Impala. And not the classic six-figure type that Kobe Bryant likes to cruise in. A nice 2014 Chevrolet Impala. From Dan McCarney at the San Antonio Express-News:


“Love it” he said. “It’s completely remodeled. It’s American-made. You have to stay true to your roots right? I tried an Audi. I tried an Infiniti. I looked into a BMW some of the higher-end stuff. It just didn’t feel like me.
“The leg room is far superior which is basically No. 1. No. 2 it has over 300 horse power which is plenty for me. And it still gets 29 MPGs which is pretty good for a mid-size model. It had all the same technology packages. It has ventilated seats. It’s very luxurious.”