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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 Officially Divorced After Writing Huge Checks

Matt Barnes
Officially Divorced After Writing Huge Checks

Matt Barnes is officially a single man ... and all it cost him was HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS OF DOLLARS ... TMZ Sports has learned. READ MORE >

Matt Barnes Accuser -- I've Got Injury Pics Too ... You Obliterated My Face (PHOTO GALLERY)

Matt Barnes Accuser
I've Got Injury Pics Too ... You Obliterated My Face

The man suing Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins just released pics of his alleged injuries ... and it's pretty brutal.  Myrone Powell and Jasmine Besiso just appeared at a news conference… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Photos Of Nightclub Wounds ... I'm the Real Victim (PHOTO GALLERY)

Matt Barnes
Photos Of Nightclub Wounds ... I'm the Real Victim

TMZ Sports has obtained photos of the injuries Matt Barnes claims he sustained in the NYC nightclub brawl early Monday morning ... injuries he claims prove he was NOT the aggressor.  The… READ MORE >

- 46 days ago
Matt Barnes & DeMarcus Cousins -- Sued Over Nightclub Brawl ... 'Vicious and Unprovoked Attack' (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes & DeMarcus Cousins
Sued Over Nightclub Brawl 'Vicious and Unprovoked Attack'

Matt Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins have just been SUED over the nightclub brawl at Avenue in NYC this week ... with the alleged victims claiming they were brutalized by the NBA stars. … READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Matt Barnes -- I Didn't Choke Anyone ... I Was Attacked & Defended Myself

Matt Barnes
I Didn't Choke Anyone I Was Attacked & Defended Myself

Matt Barnes is adamant he did NOT start the brawl in an NYC club Monday morning -- insisting all he did was DEFEND HIMSELF after he was attacked by a violent group in the VIP section. READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
NBA Star Matt Barnes -- Accused of Choking Woman in NYC Nightclub (VIDEO UPDATE)

NBA Star Matt Barnes
Accused of Choking Woman in NYC Nightclub

Sacramento Kings star Matt Barnes is wanted by NYPD for questioning after he allegedly choked a woman inside a nightclub early Monday morning -- and TMZ… READ MORE >

- 49 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Blasts New Orleans Pelicans ... How Dare You Cut Lance Stephenson?!

Matt Barnes
Blasts New Orleans Pelicans How Dare You Cut Lance Stephenson?!

Matt Barnes is PISSED at the New Orleans Pelicans for cutting his boy Lance Stephenson -- saying Lance busted his ass for the team, only to get waived after he got hurt.  Stephenson suffered… READ MORE >

- 77 days ago
Matt Barnes -- I Might Make Movies With Kobe ... We Talked About It (VIDEOS)

Matt Barnes
I Might Make Movies With Kobe ... We Talked About It

Matt Barnes is hoping his days of teaming up with Kobe Bryant didn't end with the 2012 Lakers ... saying he wants the Mamba to give him a big assist ... as a MOVIE PRODUCER. We got Barnes out in… READ MORE >

- 162 days ago
Matt Barnes -- My Message to 17-Year-Old Self ... (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes
My Message to 17-Year-Old Self ...

Kobe Bryant's letter to his 17-year-old self was all about advising him how to handle his money -- warning him how massive wealth can screw up relationships.  So, what would Matt Barnes say… READ MORE >

- 186 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Don't Break the Law, Kids ... Cops Kill and Get Away With It (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes
Don't Break the Law, Kids ... Cops Kill and Get Away With It

Matt Barnes wants the youth of America to know it's more important than ever to avoid getting in any kind of legal trouble, because it could cost you your life ... if you're a black kid. We… READ MORE >

- 195 days ago

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