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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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DeAndre Jordan on Matt Barnes' Retirement: 'One of the Best Teammates Ever'

DeAndre Jordan
On Matt Barnes' Retirement: 'One of the Best Teammates Ever'

DeAndre Jordan paid ex-Clippers teammate Matt Barnes the ultimate compliment just hours after his retirement ... saying he's one of the best dudes he's EVER shared a locker… READ MORE >

Matt Barnes Announces Retirement from NBA

Matt Barnes
I'm Retiring! ... 'Cool 15 Year Run'

It's over for Matt Barnes ... the scrappy NBA star has announced he's retiring after a "cool 15 year run." "Traveled the world met alota cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my… READ MORE >

- 7 days ago
Matt Barnes Says Winning Ring with Warriors Was 'Bittersweet'

Matt Barnes
Winning Ring with GSW 'Bittersweet' ... Here's Why

Matt Barnes says he's blessed to have won a ring with the Warriors ... but tells TMZ Sports the whole thing was "bittersweet." Matt grinded 15 YEARS for a 'chip -- and says it was an… READ MORE >

- 79 days ago
Matt Barnes to Trump: Athletes Aren't Dumbasses, We're Bigger Than You

Matt Barnes to Trump
Athletes Aren't Dumbasses ... We're Bigger Than You

Matt Barnes says pro athletes aren't "dumbasses" -- despite what Donald Trump thinks -- and says the biggest sports stars in the world are ready to unite to rise up against POTUS.  TMZ… READ MORE >

- 81 days ago
Golden State Warriors Party with Bikini Babes for Cancer Charity

Golden State Warriors
Pool Party with Bikini Babes ... For Cancer Charity!

Matt Barnes had the best weekend ever -- rounding up some of his famous friends and teammates to party with hot bikini chicks ... and it was all for a really good cause.  The NBA star… READ MORE >

- 131 days ago
Matt Barnes Pleads Guilty In NYC Nightclub Brawl Case, Punished

Matt Barnes
Pleads Guilty In Club Fight Case ... Punished

Matt Barnes ain't going to jail for his role in a Dec. nightclub brawl in NYC -- but he will spend some time helping out the community per a plea deal in the case ... TMZ Sports has learned. The… READ MORE >

- 174 days ago
Golden State Warriors Hit Vegas Pool Party With Bikini Models

Golden State Warriors
Vegas Pool Party ... With Bikini Models

The Golden State Warriors got a bikini welcoming committee at a massive pool party in Vegas this weekend ... proving once again, it's good to be the champs. Draymond Green, Matt Barnes and JaVale… READ MORE >

- 181 days ago
Derek Fisher's DUI Crash Car Is Registered to Matt Barnes

Derek Fisher
DUI Crash Car Is Registered to Matt Barnes

Talk about making a bad situation worse ...  The SUV that Derek Fisher wrecked over the weekend in his DUI crash is registered to one Matthew K. Barnes... TMZ Sports has learned.  … READ MORE >

- 193 days ago
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 >

- 221 days ago
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 >

- 266 days ago
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