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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 Rips Tristan Thompson: You're FAKE Tough!

Matt Barnes
Rips Tristan Thompson ... You're FAKE Tough!

Matt Barnes says the REAL reason people in the NBA don't like Tristan Thompson is because he's a fake-ass tough guy who's all talk ... no action.  Since Barnes is tight with Draymond… READ MORE >

Matt Barnes Gets Insanely Real Tupac Tattoo On Right Hand

Matt Barnes
All Eyez On My Tupac Tattoo!

All eyez are on Matt Barnes' right hand ... 'cause the ex-NBA baller just got the most insane Tupac tattoo!! The artwork is crazy real ... and the story of how Barnes got it is even more wild.… READ MORE >

- 17 days ago
Matt Barnes is Not Welcome at Derek Fisher's Wedding, Says Ex-Wife Gloria Govan

Matt Barnes
Not Welcome at Derek Fisher's Wedding ... Says Ex-Wife

Matt Barnes will "absolutely not" be in attendance when his ex-wife, Gloria Govan, marries Derek Fisher ... so says Gloria, who claims the ex-NBA stars are still NOT on great terms. … READ MORE >

- 28 days ago
Matt Barnes Says Kanye Needs to Take Gang Threats Seriously

Kanye West
Needs to Take Gang Threats Seriously ... Says Matt Barnes

Kanye West shouldn't just laugh off gang threats in L.A. ... so says Matt Barnes who says the real gangsters in Los Angeles don't mess around.  The ex-NBA star was leaving Catch when we… READ MORE >

- 47 days ago
Derek Fisher Proposes to Gloria Govan, She Said 'Yes!'

Derek Fisher
Proposes to Gloria Govan ... She Said 'Yes!'

11:48 AM PT -- Matt Barnes has weighed in on the engagement ... saying he's happy for EVERYONE involved! "I have two beautiful boys from my ex we are both focussing on co-parenting &… READ MORE >

- 55 days ago
Matt Barnes: Kobe's 'Breaking Down Barriers' for Athletes, I Got a Movie, Too!

Matt Barnes
Kobe's 'Breaking Down Barriers' ... I Got a Movie, Too!!

Kobe Bryant's Oscar win has gotten mixed reviews amid the #MeToo movement, but Matt Barnes is 100% behind his ex-NBA rival -- giving Bryant mad props for paving the way for sports stars.  "I… READ MORE >

- 104 days ago
Matt Barnes' Ex-Wife Rejects Olive Branch, Trashes NBA Star Instead

Matt Barnes
Ex-Wife Rejects Olive Branch ... Trashes NBA Star Instead

Matt Barnes asked his ex-wife last night if they could finally make peace -- instead, a war ensued -- with the two sides trashing the hell out of each other online.  It started when Matt… READ MORE >

- 115 days ago
NBA Stars Pay Tribute to Rasual Butler

Rasual Butler
NBA Stars Pay Tribute

Rasual Butler's death is hitting the NBA hard -- with his friends and former teammates sending their condolences to Butler's family.  John Wall -- "I will always remember the time we shared… READ MORE >

- 138 days ago
Shareef O'Neal Snubbed By McDonalds, NBA Star Boycotting Nuggets

Shareef O'Neal
Snubbed By McDonalds NBA Star Boycotting Nuggets

Shareef O'Neal -- Shaq's son -- revealed he did not make the prestigious McDonald's All-American Game ... and now one NBA star is boycotting nuggets as a result.  FYI, the Micky D's game… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
Matt Barnes Blasts Austin Rivers, He's An Arrogant Trash-Talker

Matt Barnes
Blasts Austin Rivers He's An Arrogant Trash-Talker

Matt Barnes is sounding off on everything from NBA fighting, to the NBA refs sucking, to calling Austin Rivers an arrogant punk ... and he doesn't care who knows it.  The recently retired… READ MORE >

- 152 days ago
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