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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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Glen 'Big Baby' Davis -- Matt Barnes Is NOT Lying ... He Knows Rihanna (VIDEO)

'Big Baby' Davis
Matt Barnes Isn't Lying ... He Knows Rihanna

Rihanna needs to check herself -- and her smartphone -- 'cause she damn well has Matt Barnes' digits ... at least according to Matt's old teammate. Glen "Big Baby" Davis jumped to Matt's defense… READ MORE >

Karim Benzema -- I Only Have One Ball ... That's Worth $250k (PHOTO)

Karim Benzema
I Have One Ball ... That's Worth $250k

Rihanna may have moved on to Lewis Hamilton (sorry, Matt Barnes) but her ex, Karim Benzema is displaying no lack of swag -- copping a RIDICULOUS $250k symbol of his love ... for soccer.… READ MORE >

- 15 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Hookin' Up With Rihanna ... A Real Possibility

Matt Barnes
Hookin' Up with Rihanna A Real Possibility

2:55 PM PT -- Rihanna, clearly a TMZ Sports fan, just shot Matt down via Instagram. Matt Barnes is confounding ... he says the stories about him going on dates… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Gloria Govan -- Rihanna Can Have Matt Barnes ... On One Condition (VIDEO)

Gloria Govan
Rihanna Can Have Matt Barnes On One Condition ...

Rihanna snatching up your soon-to-be ex-husband is the kinda thing that would piss off most women -- but "Basketball Wives LA" star Gloria Govan says she's cool with… READ MORE >

- 19 days ago
Serge Ibaka -- Matt Barnes Is Just a Clown ... But I'll Still Kick His Ass

Serge Ibaka
Matt Barnes Is Just a Clown ... But I'll Still Kick His Ass

The next UFC superfight might just have a little NBA flavor to it  ... 'cause hoops star Serge Ibaka tells TMZ Sports he's serious about battling Matt Barnes ...… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Sorry Scottie, Shaq's Right ... Lakers Were Better

Matt Barnes
Sorry Scottie, Shaq's Right ... Lakers Were Better

Shaq's got an ally in his war on Scottie Pippen ... Matt Barnes ... who says the NBA star is delusional if he thinks the Bulls would beat the Lakers in a battle of… READ MORE >

- 43 days ago
Gloria Govan -- Dear, Matt Barnes ... Quit Blowing Our Kids' Money!!

Gloria Govan
Dear, Matt Barnes ... Quit Blowing Our Kids' Money!!

Matt Barnes' nasty habit of getting heavily fined by the NBA is pissing off his estranged wife Gloria Govan, who says he's blowing thousands upon thousands that's… READ MORE >

- 101 days ago
'Basketball Wives' Star Gloria Govan -- I Never Banged Colin Kaepernick ... No Clue on Matt Barnes Feud

Gloria Govan
I Never Banged Colin Kaepernick No Clue On Barnes Feud

Ex "Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan is so over the rumors about her and Colin Kaepernick ... she's now addressing them -- and wants everyone to know the 49ers QB… READ MORE >

- 103 days ago
Trevor Ariza's Grandpa -- I'd 'Kick the S**t' Outta Matt Barnes ... If He Trash Talked Me!

Trevor Ariza's Grandpa
I'd 'Kick the S**t' Outta Matt Barnes ... If He Trash Talked Me!

This video is AWESOME!!! Trevor Ariza's grandfather says if Matt Barnes tried to talk smack to him during a game like he did to James Harden's mother ... "We'd have… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Fined $50,000 ... For Spat with James Harden's Mom

Matt Barnes
Fined $50,000 For Spat with James Harden's Mom

The NBA was definitely NOT amused with the Matt Barnes vs. James Harden's mother smack talk session earlier this week ... fining Barnes $50k for running his mouth during the game.  Both… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago

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