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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 14 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 >

- 45 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 >

- 49 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 >

- 50 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 >

- 62 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 >

- 63 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 >

- 64 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 >

- 65 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 >

- 101 days ago

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