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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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J.R. Smith -- Barnes vs. Fisher Rematch Would Be a Good Fight

J.R. Smith
Barnes vs. Fisher Rematch Would Be a Good Fight

If Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher decide to settle their beef with one final UFC-style fight -- J.R. Smith wants a ticket ... telling TMZ Sports, "I would love to see that." Smith even did some… READ MORE >

Derek Fisher -- I Didn't Fight Matt Barnes ... I Was Attacked

Derek Fisher
I Didn't Fight Matt Barnes ... I Was Attacked

Derek Fisher is breaking his silence on his violent altercation with Matt Barnes -- claiming he wouldn't call it a fight ... because he was ATTACKED and refused to fight back. READ MORE >

- 170 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Get Over Derek Fisher Beef ... Says Ex's Sister

Matt Barnes
Get Over Derek Fisher Beef ... Says Ex's Sister

No more threats ... no more fights ... Matt Barnes has to SQUASH THE BEEF with Derek Fisher and get on with his life -- so says the sister of the woman caught in the middle.  TMZ Sports… READ MORE >

- 184 days ago
Derek Fisher Photo -- Matt Barnes Is Gonna Hate This ...

Derek Fisher Photo
Matt Barnes Is Gonna Hate This ...

Here's Derek Fisher posing with his girlfriend Gloria Govan -- on their way to an international birthday celebration together.  So, Matt Barnes is gonna hate this, right?  You… READ MORE >

- 198 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Trolling Derek Fisher?

Matt Barnes
Trolling Derek Fisher?

Matt Barnes posted this pic on Instagram moments after his nemesis Derek Fisher was fired by the Knicks.  So ... this is total shade, right?  Look, it coulda just been bad timing and… READ MORE >

- 201 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Threatens Derek Fisher ... 'We'll Cross Paths Again'

Matt Barnes
Threatens Derek Fisher 'We'll Cross Paths Again'

The Derek Fisher vs. Matt Barnes beef definitely AIN'T OVER -- with Barnes essentially warning the Knicks coach about one final showdown ... as soon as Barnes retires from the NBA.   You know… READ MORE >

- 225 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Rihanna's A Liar ... Derek Fisher's A Snitch ... BUT HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Matt Barnes
RIHANNA'S A LIAR, DEREK FISHER'S A SNITCH BUT HAPPY NEW YEAR!!

Matt Barnes is ringing in the New Year in a very special way ... BY DESTROYING THOSE WHO CROSSED HIM IN 2015 ... Rihanna, and Derek Fisher. In an Instagram post that'd make 50 Cent… READ MORE >

- 239 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Smacked With Two Game Suspension ... For Derek Fisher Incident

Matt Barnes
Smacked With Two Game Suspension ... For Derek Fisher Incident

Matt Barnes has been suspended for two games without pay by the NBA for his involvement in an altercation with Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. The NBA had been investigating the incident ... in… READ MORE >

- 243 days ago
Matt Barnes Punks Instagram Troll ... 'Say It To My Face'

Matt Barnes
Punks Instagram Troll ... 'Say It To My Face'

Matt Barnes lost his patience with an Instagram troll Wednesday morning -- and issued the guy a crazy challenge, "You wanna talk sh*t say it to my face when you see me." The NBA star was pissed… READ MORE >

- 297 days ago
Matt Barnes Taunted with 'Derek Fisher' Chant

Matt Barnes
Taunted with 'Derek Fisher' Chant

It's gonna be a long season for Matt Barnes ...   Barnes and the Memphis Grizzles had their first road game Thursday night to play the Indiana Pacers -- and he learned the hard way that the… READ MORE >

- 302 days ago

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