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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 -- Hey V. Stiviano ... Karma's a B*tch!!!

Matt Barnes:
Hey V. Stiviano ... Karma's a B*tch!!!

V. Stiviano ain't gettin' no sympathy from the Clippers -- with Matt Barnes saying he's GLAD she got crushed in her war with Shelly Sterling ... "it couldn't… READ MORE >

Matt Barnes -- Divorce War Truce ... 'She's Always Gonna Be My Homie'

Matt Barnes
Divorce War Truce 'She's Always Gonna Be My Homie'

The marriage may be over ... but NBA star Matt Barnes says he's finally made peace with his estranged wife Gloria Govan ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm always gonna love… READ MORE >

- 12 days ago
Matt Barnes -- I'm With the Boss ... Parties with Rick Ross

Matt Barnes
I'm With the Boss Parties with Rick Ross

Matt Barnes rebounded from a crappy night on the court by hanging with Rick Ross and a bunch of other hip hop stars at a huge Hollywood after party.Barnes was in the VIP at Supper Club for Rick's… READ MORE >

- 119 days ago
Matt Barnes -- The NBA Is the Grinch That Stole My Kids' Christmas! (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes
NBA Is the Grinch ... That Stole My Kids' Christmas!

Matt Barnes' kids are getting socks and underwear for Christmas this year ... and the Los Angeles Clippers baller says they can blame the NBA for it. Barnes was still fuming Sunday night over his… READ MORE >

- 126 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Crazy 1-Legged Nets Fan Rocks ... 'I Want Him to Be My Guest to Clips Game'

Matt Barnes
Crazy 1-Legged Nets Fan Rocks 'I Want Him to Be My Guest to Clips Game'

Clippers star Matt Barnes says he LOVES the video of the overzealous 1-legged Nets fan who had be carried out of a recent game -- telling TMZ Sports he wants to buy him tickets the next time the… READ MORE >

- 137 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Rebounding Is Better ... 2 Chicks At a Time

Matt Barnes
Rebounding Is Better ... 2 Chicks At a Time

He's single (kinda) ... and now it's clear Matt Barnes is lookin' to mingle -- because the NBA star was chattin' it up with TWO ladies outside Greystone this weekend.As we previously reported, the… READ MORE >

- 168 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Sorry Gloria ... This Split Ain't Amicable

Matt Barnes
Sorry Gloria ... This Split Ain't Amicable

The Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan break-up isn't as friendly and happy and cheery as she says it is ... this according to sources close to Matt, who tell us this thing is pretty damn far from… READ MORE >

- 172 days ago
Gloria Govan -- Split from Matt Barnes Is Amicable ... 'We're Dope'

Gloria Govan
Split from Matt Barnes Is Amicable ... 'We're Dope'

"Basketball Wives" star Gloria Govan says a reconciliation with L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes is NOT out of the question ... telling TMZ Sports the split with her estranged hubby is… READ MORE >

- 173 days ago
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 >

- 185 days ago
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 >

- 186 days ago

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