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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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NBA Star Matt Barnes -- I Was Underpaid For a Loooong Time

NBA Star Matt Barnes
I Was Underpaid For a Loooong Time

After more than a decade in the league, NBA star Matt Barnes FINALLY signed the mega-contract he's always wanted ... telling TMZ, "I've been underpaid for a long time."Barnes -- who recently inked… READ MORE >

'Basketball Wives L.A.' Star Gloria Govan -- I'm Getting Fired Over My NBA Hubby

'Basketball Wives' Star
I'm Getting Fired Over My NBA Hubby

"Basketball Wives L.A." star Gloria Govan tells TMZ ... she's convinced VH1 is giving her the chop because her husband Matt Barnes refused to participate on the show this season. Govan says… READ MORE >

- 532 days ago
L.A. Clippers Star Matt Barnes -- Suspended By NBA Over Cop Drama

Matt Barnes
Suspended By NBA Over Cop Drama

Matt Barnes has been suspended by the NBA for one game (without pay) ... after the L.A. Clippers forward pled "no contest" to interfering with the duties of a police officer.According to the NBA,… READ MORE >

- 535 days ago
'Basketball Wives' L.A. -- Four Wives Axed From the Show

'Basketball Wives' L.A.
Four Wives Axed From the Show

"Basketball Wives: L.A." axed four of its six cast members -- and TMZ has learned the catalyst was when Gloria Govan shut producers out of her nuptials to L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes. Sources… READ MORE >

- 537 days ago
Matt Barnes Apologizes for 'Fa**ot,' 'Pu**y' Comments During Arrest

Matt Barnes
I'm Sorry for Calling Cop 'Fa**ot,' 'Pu**y'

L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes is apologizing for calling the cop who arrested him a fa**ot and a pu**y.  In case you're really bad at "Wheel of Fortune," one word is derogatory toward gays… READ MORE >

- 562 days ago
Matt Barnes Arrest Video -- 'You're The F**king Fa**ot Who Followed Me'

Matt Barnes Arrest
'You're the F**king Fa**ot Who Followed Me'

TMZ has obtained video of cops arresting L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes in Manhattan Beach, CA ... and it's clear Barnes and the cop have beef with each other ... and at one point a very angry… READ MORE >

- 563 days ago
Matt Barnes Cops Plea -- Felony Rejected By D.A.

Matt Barnes
Cops Plea Felony REJECTED by D.A.

L.A. Clippers player Matt Barnes has cut a plea deal and in the process scored a big victory ... because prosecutors rejected the felony, agreeing the case was nothing more than a low-level… READ MORE >

- 570 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Manhattan Beach Cop ... HATES MY GUTS!

Matt Barnes
Manhattan Beach Cop HATES MY GUTS!

NBA star Matt Barnes tells TMZ ... there's one cop in Manhattan Beach, CA who simply doesn't like him ... and targeted him for TWO HOURS back in July in a plot to ruin Matt's life. Barnes -- who's… READ MORE >

- 596 days ago
NBA Star Matt Barnes SUED Over L.A. Rear-Ending

Matt Barnes
SUED Over Rear-Ending

Former L.A. Lakers star Matt Barnes is being sued for $25,000 minimum -- after allegedly rear-ending a car on an L.A. freeway last year ... and causing the family inside injuries.The family just… READ MORE >

- 618 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Cop Lurked for Two Hours Before Arrest

Matt Barnes
Cop Lurked for Two Hours BEFORE Arrest

The police officer who arrested ex-LA Lakers star Matt Barnes waited in an alley for 2 hours ... waited for Barnes to exit a restaurant, and then charged the b-baller with felony resisting arrest… READ MORE >

- 623 days ago

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