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Matt Barnes

Matt Kelly Barnes (born March 9, 1980) is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Clippers of the National Basketball Association (NBA). Barnes attended Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, California, where he was a letterman in football and basketball. He earned All-American, All-State, All-CIF, All-City, and All-League honors in each sport. After a college career at UCLA, Barnes was a second-round draft choice of the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2002 NBA Draft. He was then traded that summer along with Nick Anderson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Wesley Person, but was cut that October. He made his NBA debut with the Los Angeles Clippers in 2004, and signed with the Sacramento Kings later that year. He was traded by the Kings halfway through the 2004–05 season along with Chris Webber to the 76ers, in exchange for Kenny Thomas, Corliss Williamson and Brian Skinner, though he never suited up for a game with them due to knee tendinitis. He was waived and then signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA offseason. He was waived by the Knicks during the 2005–06 season after playing six games. He was then claimed by the

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Matt Barnes Says He Smoked Weed Before NBA Games

Matt Barnes
I Smoked Weed Before Every Game ... Since High School

If you've seen Ex-NBA tough guy Matt Barnes play basketball, chances are you've seen him high as a kite ... because MB says he smoked weed before every game he played ... SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. … READ MORE >

Matt Barnes Gets Restraining Order Against Baby Mama Gloria Govan

Matt Barnes
Gets Restraining Order Against Baby Mama

Matt Barnes has just obtained a temporary restraining order against his baby mama, Gloria Govan, in the wake of her arrest at their kids' school, TMZ Sports has learned. As part of the court… READ MORE >

- 14 days ago
'Basketball Wives' Star Gloria Govan Arrested for Felony Child Endangerment

'Basketball Wives' Star Gloria Govan
Arrested for Felony Child Endangerment

6:00 AM PT -- Govan was released after posting $100,000 bail.  "Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan was arrested for felony child endangerment after a dangerous fight with her ex-husband ...… READ MORE >

- 18 days ago
Matt Barnes Expecting Baby with Model Girlfriend

Matt Barnes
Baby On the Way ... With Model GF

Matt Barnes is gearing up for Baby #3 -- his model girlfriend is pregnant ... and we're told they're both stoked about it! The recently retired NBA star has been dating Anansa Sims -- daughter of… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Matt Barnes Shades Mario Chalmers On Pregnancy Pic, You Got Man Boobs!

Matt Barnes
Shades Mario Chalmers ... You Got Man Boobs!

Matt Barnes just hit Mario Chalmers with an epic diss ... telling the ex-Miami Heat star he straight-up has MOOBS!! It all went down in the comments section of Chalmers' latest IG post -- an… READ MORE >

- 30 days ago
Terrell Owens Catches Crazy 60-Yard Hail Mary from Ex-NFL Star

Terrell Owens
Catches Crazy 60-Yard Hail Mary ... from Ex-NFL Star

Terrell Owens made one helluva catch at Matt Barnes' charity football game on Sunday -- catching a 60-YARD HAIL MARY from another ex-NFL star ... with no time on the clock!!! The QB was Kerry… READ MORE >

- 37 days ago
Matt Barnes Rips Trump Over LeBron James Comments, 'Dumbass President'

Matt Barnes
Rips Trump Over LeBron Comments ... 'Dumbass President'

Matt Barnes says "dumbass" Donald Trump is crazy for going after LeBron James on Twitter -- telling TMZ Sports he's convinced POTUS is a racist.  Barnes played against James for years in the… READ MORE >

- 44 days ago
Matt Barnes On Draymond vs. Tristan, Here's What I Know ...

Matt Barnes
Draymond vs. Tristan Here's What I Know ...

No one is more plugged in to the NBA scene than Matt Barnes -- so, naturally, he's got all the inside scoop on the Draymond Green vs. Tristan Thompson incident and he's finally talking about… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Chicago Bulls Fan Gets Epic 'Crying Jordan' Tattoo

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Bulls Fan Gets Epic 'Crying Jordan' Tat

The "Crying Jordan" meme will never die ... at least it won't for this dedicated Michael Jordan fan, who got an insanely realistic thigh tattoo of the viral pic!! TMZ Sports spoke with the artist… READ MORE >

- 54 days ago
Matt Barnes Invited Derek Fisher to Charity Event, 'We're Good'

Matt Barnes
Invited Derek Fisher to Charity Event ... 'We're Good'

Matt Barnes says things are finally so good between him and Derek Fisher, he invited his ex-wife's fiance to his charity event in L.A. -- but, there was just one problem, Fisher didn't show… READ MORE >

- 64 days ago
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