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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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Zion Williamson Won't Pass Up NBA Money For Duke, Says Matt Barnes

Zion Williamson
Never Gonna Pass on NBA Money ... Says Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes says there's no way in hell Zion Williamson's gonna pass up on NBA money just 'cause NOLA ain't New York ... telling TMZ Sports going back to Duke would be too much of a risk. Earlier… READ MORE >

Matt Barnes, Derek Fisher 'Already Caught These Hands!'

Matt Barnes
Derek Fisher 'Already Caught These Hands!!!'

Matt Barnes is FED UP with the Derek Fisher jokes ... going scorched earth on an internet troll for heckling him about his old enemy, saying, "He already caught these hands. You can be nxt."… READ MORE >

- 34 days ago
Matt Barnes Gets Massive Reduction in Child Support Payments to Gloria Govan

Matt Barnes
Child Support to Gloria Govan ... Slashed In Half

Matt Barnes just got a massive reduction in how much he'll have to pay Gloria Govan in child support for their twin boys. Barnes -- who was paying Govan $20,000 a month -- will now have to pay… READ MORE >

- 143 days ago
Matt Barnes Dominates Twin Boys At Bowling Alley, Loser Does Push-ups!

Matt Barnes
Dominates Bowling Match With Sons Loser Does Push-ups!

Matt Barnes stays winning ... 'cause he mopped the floor with his twin boys at the bowling alley!! The match was pretty epic ... the two 10-year-olds were neck and neck with their ex-NBA dad… READ MORE >

- 191 days ago
Matt Barnes Gets Sole Legal, Physical Custody of Twins

Matt Barnes
Gets Sole Legal, Physical Custody of Twins

Matt Barnes scored a big win in court today against his ex-wife Gloria Govan -- the court awarded him sole physical and legal custody of their twin 10-year-old boys ... TMZ Sports has… READ MORE >

- 196 days ago
D.A. Rejects Felony Child Endangerment Case Against Gloria Govan

'Basketball Wives' Gloria Govan
D.A. Rejects ... Felony Child Endangerment Case

The L.A. County D.A. has rejected criminal charges against Gloria Govan ... this after she was arrested for felony child endangerment in a super bitter custody war with ex-husband Matt Barnes.… READ MORE >

- 206 days ago
Red Sox & Dodgers WAGS, Out Of This World (Series) Hot!

Red Sox & Dodgers WAGS
Out Of This World (Series) Hot!!

Disappointed in this year's World Series games?? Here's something that'll cheer you up ... the players' smokin' hot WAGS!!! Boston and L.A. haven't played the most competitive W.S. so far ... but… READ MORE >

- 209 days ago
Matt Barnes Says He 100% Put Ball In Kobe's Face, Kobe 100% Didn't Flinch

Matt Barnes
Yes, I Faked Ball AT Kobe ... End Of Mystery

All the Internet detectives can put their magnifying glasses down ... Matt Barnes is ending the debate, telling TMZ Sports he DEFINITELY faked the ball RIGHT AT Kobe Bryant. And, of course ...… READ MORE >

- 232 days ago
Matt Barnes Says He Smoked Weed Before NBA Games

Matt Barnes
I Smoked Weed Before Every Game ... Since High School

If you've seen Ex-NBA tough guy Matt Barnes play basketball, chances are you've seen him high as a kite ... because MB says he smoked weed before every game he played ... SINCE HIGH SCHOOL. … READ MORE >

- 247 days ago
Matt Barnes Gets Restraining Order Against Baby Mama Gloria Govan

Matt Barnes
Gets Restraining Order Against Baby Mama

Matt Barnes has just obtained a temporary restraining order against his baby mama, Gloria Govan, in the wake of her arrest at their kids' school, TMZ Sports has learned. As part of the court… READ MORE >

- 260 days ago
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