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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 & Gloria Govan -- Will Get Back Together ... Says Gloria's Sister

Matt Barnes & Gloria
Will Get Back Together ... Says Gloria's Sister

Don't put a fork in Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan's marriage just yet ... 'CAUSE IT AIN'T OVER ... so says Gloria's sister Laura Govan -- who knows what it's like to be in a relationship with… READ MORE >

Matt Barnes' Wife -- Allegedly Forged NBA Star's Signature ... For Secret $150k Loan

Matt Barnes' Wife
Allegedly Forged NBA Star's Signature ... For Secret $150k Loan

Seems the "trust issues" in Matt Barnes' marriage may be coming to light ... because his estranged wife Gloria Govan has been accused of forging the NBA star's signature to take out a $150k loan… READ MORE >

- 8 days ago
Matt Barnes & Gloria Govan -- Last Movie Scene Together Before Split ... Now Super Awkward

Matt Barnes & Gloria Govan
Last Movie Scene Together Before Split ... Now Super Awkward

Well, this is awkward ... Matt Barnes cracking a marriage joke directed at his wife just weeks before they split up -- but it was all scripted for a movie scene they were doing together ... and… READ MORE >

- 9 days ago
NBA Star Matt Barnes -- Separated from Gloria Govan ... 'Trust Issues'

NBA Star Matt Barnes
Separated from Gloria Govan ... 'Trust Issues'

L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes has separated from his reality star wife Gloria Govan ... TMZ Sports has learned -- and sources close to the couple tell us it's all over "trust issues."Barnes and… READ MORE >

- 10 days ago
DeAndre Jordan -- INSANE TD GRAB ... At Celeb Football Game

DeAndre Jordan
INSANE TD GRAB At Celeb Football Game

When it comes to football, DeAndre Jordan's GOT SKILLS ... and the 6'11" athlete proved it by making a RIDICULOUS catch in a celeb game this weekend -- and TMZ Sports has the footage. The… READ MORE >

- 45 days ago
Matt Barnes -- The Tat I Regret The Most Is ...

Matt Barnes
The Tat I Regret The Most Is ...

L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes admits ... he's not proud of all of his tattoos -- in fact, Barnes says there's one piece of ink he hated so much, he HAD to go out and cover it up. Barnes was… READ MORE >

- 50 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Cops Capture Aunt's Alleged Killer ... Thanks to Citizen's Tip

Matt Barnes
Cops Capture Aunt's Alleged Killer ... Thanks to Citizen's Tip

12:10 PM PT -- Matt Barnes tells TMZ Sports ... "We are so grateful to everyone who helped us -- from spreading the word thru social media to calling the Sacremento PD with your citizen tips."He… READ MORE >

- 86 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Help Me Catch the Man Who Murdered My Aunt

Matt Barnes
My Aunt Was Murdered Help Me Catch Her Killer

L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes says his aunt was brutally murdered last week at the hands of a violent fugitive -- and now he's taken to social media in hopes of finding her killer. Cops say… READ MORE >

- 93 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Praises NYC Strip Club ... But You Didn't Deliver Carmelo

Matt Barnes
Praises NYC Strip Club But You Didn't Deliver 'Melo!

"Its a great gesture ... and they've got A LOT of talent at Scores ... but knowing [Carmelo Anthony], he just did what's best for him."  -- Matt BarnesWe broke the story ... the world famous… READ MORE >

- 100 days ago
Matt Barnes -- CALLS SHENANIGANS ON 3-POINT SHOOTOUT

Matt Barnes
CALLS SHENANIGANS On 3-Point Shootout

Something is rotten in the state of Magic Mountain ... and it's the carnival game 3-point challenge ... so says Matt Barnes who says the reason he only went 2 for 5 is because it's RIGGED!!!TMZ… READ MORE >

- 132 days ago

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