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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

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 >

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 >

- 36 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 >

- 37 days ago
Matt Barnes Dishes on Business Meeting with Joe Montana

Matt Barnes
Dishes on Meeting With Joe Montana Here's What Went Down...

Matt Barnes' next move towards becoming a billionaire?? Settin' up business meetings with Hall of Famer Joe Montana!! TMZ Sports spoke with the retired NBA star -- who recently told us he has a… READ MORE >

- 42 days ago
Matt Barnes: I'm Gonna Make a Billion Dollars in Retirement ... Here's How

Matt Barnes
I'll Make a Billion in Retirement!! Here's How ...

Newly-retired Matt Barnes says the 'B' in his last name could stand for BILLIONAIRE in just a few years ... revealing his master money plan to join the 3 Commas club by the time he's 50. … READ MORE >

- 66 days ago
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 >

- 73 days ago
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 >

- 73 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 >

- 146 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 >

- 148 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 >

- 198 days ago
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