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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 Hits Clubs with DeAndre Jordan During Warriors Playoff Lull

Matt Barnes
Hits Clubs with DeAndre ... During Warriors Playoff Lull

With the Golden State Warriors still waiting to find out who they'll face in the next round of the playoffs, Matt Barnes jetted to L.A. to blow off some steam with his old Clippers… READ MORE >

Matt Barnes' Female BFF Pleads Guilty In Nightclub Brawl

Matt Barnes
Female BFF Pleads Guilty ... In Nightclub Brawl

The woman who allegedly fought alongside Matt Barnes in the NYC nightclub brawl back in December has pled guilty to assault ... TMZ Sports has learned.  The woman is Laura Closure (aka Mae… READ MORE >

- 62 days ago
Matt Barnes Gets SERVED At Court ... In Nightclub Brawl Case (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes
Gets SERVED At Court ... In Nightclub Brawl Case

Matt Barnes took a surprise shot to the stomach on his way into a NY courthouse Friday morning -- when a process server cut him off at the pass and smacked him with a lawsuit over his nightclub… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Matt Barnes In Sweetest Custody War Ever (PHOTO)

Matt Barnes
Sweetest Custody War Ever

Matt Barnes says he's TRYING LIKE HELL to be a good dad -- but his ex-wife is blocking him from spending precious quality time with his 8-year-old twin boys. His ex-wife, however, says Barnes is… READ MORE >

- 90 days ago
Matt Barnes Surrenders to Cops In NY Club Brawl Case

Matt Barnes
Surrenders to Cops In NY Club Brawl Case

Matt Barnes turned himself in to police Wednesday to face an assault charge stemming from a NYC nightclub brawl back in December ... law enforcement confirms.  Barnes was cited for… READ MORE >

- 116 days ago
Matt Barnes Turning Himself In Over NYC Brawl ... Maintains Innocence

Matt Barnes
Turning Himself In Over NYC Brawl ... Maintains Innocence

Matt Barnes will cooperate with the NYPD and turn himself in next week to face misdemeanor assault charges stemming from a nightclub brawl, though he maintains his innocence ... a rep for the NBA… READ MORE >

- 121 days ago
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 >

- 158 days ago
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 >

- 171 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 >

- 171 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 >

- 172 days ago
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