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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 1 day 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 >

- 30 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 >

- 116 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 >

- 139 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 >

- 149 days ago
Matt Barnes -- On Fighting Fisher & Kaepernick ... 'I'll F*** 'Em Both Up' (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes
On Fighting Fisher & Kaepernick 'I'll F*** 'Em Both Up'

He's got no love for either man ... so we asked Matt Barnes who he'd rather fight, Derek Fisher or Colin Kaepernick? His answer -- "I'll f*** both of 'em up." Boom!  As we previously… READ MORE >

- 204 days ago
Cops to Derek Fisher -- Slow Your Roll!!

Cops to Derek Fisher
Slow Your Roll!!

Derek Fisher was speeding down the 405 Freeway this week ... but don't worry, he WASN'T on the way to a rematch with Matt Barnes.  Law enforcement sources tell us ... the ex-Lakers star was… READ MORE >

- 215 days ago
Matt Barnes -- I'd Beat Derek Fisher Like UFC Video Game (Video)

Matt Barnes
I'd Beat Derek Fisher Like UFC Video Game

Some call it a video game simulation, Matt Barnes calls it a preview of real life.  The NBA star tells TMZ Sports he's seen the UFC video game brawl between him and Derek Fisher -- and says… READ MORE >

- 240 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Takes Bro Code Shot At Derek Fisher

Matt Barnes
Takes Bro Code Shot At Derek Fisher

Just Matt being Matt ...  With all the D'Angelo Russell, Nick Young drama ... Barnes went to Instagram to remind everyone he still hates Derek Fisher. He added the caption, "Folks got the… READ MORE >

- 251 days ago

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