Spurs hold 'retirement ceremony' for Matt Bonner's flannel shirt

Matt Bonner's 12-year NBA career recently came to an end. He announced his retirement by posting a hilarious video on Twitter.

The Chicago Bulls drafted Bonner in 2003, but he didn't make his debut until 2004 with the Toronto Raptors. Bonner eventually found a home in 2006 with San Antonio , where he spent his final 10 seasons.

The Spurs showed their appreciation for the Red Mamba, in a joking way, by holding a "retirement ceremony" in the locker room after Thursday night's game against the Los Angeles Lakers.

It was only right for the 36-year-old Bonner to respond in a, well, Bonner-like way.

He may not have posted big numbers in San Antonio, but Bonner played his role well. The former Florida Gator finishes his career with two championship rings (2007, 2014) and memories of playing alongside all-time greats such as Tim Duncan, Manu Ginobili and Tony Parker.

As for Bonner's shirt, apparently it will carry on a life of its own in the Spurs' locker room.

-- Josiah Turner