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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 -- 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 >

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 >

- 131 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 >

- 163 days ago
Matt Barnes -- TAKES 3-POINT CHALLENGE ... At Six Flags Theme Park

Matt Barnes
TAKES 3-POINT CHALLENGE At Six Flags Theme Park

Lookin' to work in a little shooting practice before next season, Clippers stars Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan took their talents to Six Flags yesterday ... for a 3-point shot challenge. TMZ… READ MORE >

- 165 days ago
Matt Barnes -- Psyched About Clippers Sale ... NO MORE DISTRACTIONS!

Matt Barnes
Psyched About Clippers Sale NO MORE DISTRACTIONS!

Another Clippers player is signing off on the Steve Ballmer deal -- with Matt Barnes telling TMZ Sports he's excited to turn the page on the Donald Sterling era so the team can finally focus on… READ MORE >

- 175 days ago
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 >

- 493 days ago
'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 >

- 752 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 >

- 755 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 >

- 757 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 >

- 782 days ago

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