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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 18 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 >

- 74 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 >

- 85 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 >

- 110 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 >

- 121 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Obliterates Derek Fisher ... In UFC Simulation (Video)

Matt Barnes
Obliterates Derek Fisher ... In UFC Simulation

Wanna see Matt Barnes beat the living hell out of Derek Fisher? Great, now you can.  A dude named Eric Bui turned the feuding NBA stars into characters in the new "EA Sports UFC 2" video game… READ MORE >

- 124 days ago
Matt Barnes -- NBA Investigating 'Chasing' Incident

Matt Barnes
NBA Investigating 'Chasing' Incident

The NBA has launched an investigation in the Matt Barnes vs. John Henson "chasing" incident -- though we're told there was NO FIGHT ... league sources tell TMZ Sports.  Barnes jogged into the… READ MORE >

- 134 days ago
Derek Fisher -- Super PDA with Gloria Govan ... We're Not Afraid!!! (PHOTO)

Derek Fisher
Super PDA with Gloria Govan ... We're Not Afraid!!!

Say it loud ... WE'RE A COUPLE AND WE'RE PROUD!!!  Here's Derek Fisher and his GF Gloria Govan ... all over each other while on a lunch date out in L.A. this week ... obviously trying to send… READ MORE >

- 135 days ago
J.R. Smith -- Barnes vs. Fisher Rematch Would Be a Good Fight

J.R. Smith
Barnes vs. Fisher Rematch Would Be a Good Fight

If Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher decide to settle their beef with one final UFC-style fight -- J.R. Smith wants a ticket ... telling TMZ Sports, "I would love to see that." Smith even did some… READ MORE >

- 142 days ago

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