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Report: Matt Barnes receiving interest from at least four teams

One of the NBA’s most notable agitators is drawing plenty of interest on the market. According to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne, free agent forward Matt Barnes has interest from the Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Dallas Mavericks, and Sacramento Kings. The 36-year-old Barnes averaged 10 points and 5.5 rebounds in 76 games for Memphis last season. He’s a valuable depth...
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes: Grizzlies bringing ‘forks, spoons, knives, whatever we got’ to Game 3

The Memphis Grizzlies are bringing everything but the kitchen sink to Game 3 against the San Antonio Spurs on Friday. No NBA team has ever won a series when trailing three games to none, so the Grizzlies are looking to avoid being put in that scenario. Matt Barnes was brutally honest about his team’s performance in Game 1 and Game 2 against the Spurs, saying the Grizzlies were...
Via The Sports Daily
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes has funny thoughts on how bad Grizzlies have been

The Memphis Grizzlies have been absolutely abysmal in the first two games of their playoff series against the San Antonio Spurs. If you want to know how poorly they have played, just ask Matt Barnes. After the Grizzlies scored a franchise-low 68 points in their Game 2 loss Tuesday night, Barnes delivered a fantastic quote. “I think just have to roll the dice a little bit,”...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes: Sometimes I don't know teammates’ last names

It’s hard to keep track who’s on the Memphis Grizzlies roster with all the injuries they’ve had. Twenty-seven people have played for the Grizzlies this season, so forgive Matt Barnes if he sometimes doesn’t know his teammates’ last names. “With all due respect, sometimes I don’t know … the last names,” Matt Barnes said, via ESPN’s J.A. Adande. “But that’s...
Via The Sports Daily
March 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes chases down John Henson after altercation

It looked like Thursday night’s Bucks-Grizzlies game would calmly come to a close at BMO Harris Bradley Center, with Milwaukee leading Memphis 96-86 in the final seconds. And then things all of a sudden got crazy with 5.5 seconds left. Milwaukee’s John Henson emphatically rejected a shot from Memphis’ Matt Barnes, and the two players then exchanged pleasantries, resulting...
Via The Comeback
March 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes coyly denies IG post was shot at Derek Fisher

The timing of an Instagram post in which a nattily attired Matt Barnes smirks at the camera gave all the appearances that it was intended to be a smarmy and snarky reaction to the news that bitter nemesis Derek Fisher had been fired by the New York Knicks. Not so, says Barnes. “I liked what I was wearing,” he said before his Memphis Grizzlies squad beat the Brooklyn Nets...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes fined for latest comments about Derek Fisher

By all accounts, Matt Barnes got the best of Derek Fisher when the two traded blows in October, but the altercation continues to cause damage to Barnes’ wallet. The Grizzles’ forward has been fined $35,000 by the NBA, reportedly for comments made after Memphis played Fisher’s Knicks on Saturday. Grizzlies F Matt Barnes has been fined $35K for inappropriate public comments...
Via The Comeback
January 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes drove 95 miles to fight Derek Fisher over ex-wife

“Meet me in Temecula” just got one-upped. Matt Barnes reportedly drove 95 miles to his ex-wife Gloria Govan’s home to fight Derek Fisher, who has been in a relationship with her. Fisher was at Govan’s house for a bonfire Saturday, and Barnes was in the area out in Santa Barbara, Calif., for Grizzlies training camp. He found out Fisher was there, and then decided to take a...
Via The Sports Daily
October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Rihanna blasts Matt Barnes, says she has never met him

By Steve DelVecchio Matt Barnes all but confirmed recently that he is dating Rihanna. Is the Memphis Grizzlies forward a liar? TMZ reported on Friday that Barnes has gone on a couple of dates with Rihanna. The gossip site caught up with Barnes on Sunday and he proudly revealed that Rihanna is a “friend” but would not rule out the possibility of the relationship progressing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes now dating Rihanna

By Larry Brown Rihanna sure loves her ballers, and Matt Barnes happily fits into that category. The Memphis Grizzlies wing player separated from wife Gloria Govan last fall and is in the process of getting a divorce. TMZ reports that Barnes is now going out with Rihanna and has been on two dates with the singer. Govan seems cool with Barnes’ dating life, even joking that Rihanna...
Via Larry Brown Sports
August 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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