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When Keeping It Real Goes Wrong: Matt Barnes

Love is a fickle game. One minute, you're reportedly hooking up with Rihanna, the next you're a single, divorced father/professional basketball player whose character was assassinated by a worldwide pop star.Yes, I speak of one Matthew Barnes. Barnes has had as eventful of an offseason as just about any NBA player: he was traded by the Los Angeles Clippers at season's end to...
Via The Sports Quotient
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes insists he is not lying about Rihanna

Via Larry Brown Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis says Matt Barnes is 'obsessed' with Rihanna

Barring a profoundly unusual change of heart, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes won't be singing "We Found Love" with Rihanna. And thanks to former Los Angeles Clippers teammate Glen "Big Baby" Davis, she might even be a little "Disturbia"-d with him. In case you missed it, the NBA-loving 27-year-old singer posterized Barnes on Instagram after learning that he had said they were...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Glen 'Big Baby' Davis says Matt Barnes is 'obsessed' with Rihanna

Barring a profoundly unusual change of heart, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes won't be singing "We Found Love" with Rihanna. And thanks to former Los Angeles Clippers teammate Glen "Big Baby" Davis, she might even be a little "Disturbia"-d with him. In case you missed it, the NBA-loving 27-year-old singer posterized Barnes on Instagram after learning that he had said they...
Via Fox Sports West
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka trolls Matt Barnes over Rihanna situation

    Rihanna embarrassed Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes on Sunday shortly after Barnes hinted that he has been dating the R&B artist. In a post on Instagram, Rihanna claimed she has never even met Barnes and called him a liar. Serge Ibaka seemed to enjoy Rihanna’s reaction. Ibaka, who has a long history of beefing with Barnes, sent a couple of tweets shortly after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Rihanna blasts Matt Barnes, says she has never met him

    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 further. He...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes now dating Rihanna

    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 better...
Via Larry Brown Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes discusses being an enforcer and his personality off the court (VIDEO)

Matt Barnes is one of the biggest wild cards in the NBA, but that doesn't mean his crazed on-court persona carries into real life. In reality, Barnes is a charitable, even-keel personality who isn't just walking around leveling random people on the street.In this insightful interview with FOX 11 Los Angeles, the former Clipper and newest member of the Grizzlies discusses his journey...
Via Fox Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies Offseason- Love It/Like It/Hate It

  Source: Andy Lyons/Getty Images North America By Troy Tauscher: Staff Writer/Hoopstuff… The Memphis Grizzlies had another good season in 2014-2015, but still failed to reach the ultimate goal of a Finals appearance after being bounced by the Warriors in round 2. The offseason could have been a time of major change for the franchise. Their best player, Marc Gasol, was an unrestricted...
Via HoopStuff
August 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Memphis Grizzlies: why Matt Barnes is a perfect fit

The Memphis Grizzlies officially introduced Matt Barnes to their team on July 27 with a press conference and an interview. Barnes was traded from the Charlotte Hornets to the Grizzlies in exchange for Luke Ridnour. This followed a trade earlier this month when Matt Barnes was moved from the Clippers to the Hornets. Serge Ibaka Barnes has been renowned among players in the NBA for...
Via isportsweb.com
August 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes on the Clippers: 'Now they're the enemy'

Matt Barnes has always been one of those players who when he's on your team, you love him, and when he's not, you hate him. That's just the way he is, and he knows it.So, when Barnes was introduced to his new team, the Memphis Grizzlies (one of the Clippers' biggest rivals), Tuesday afternoon, he didn't hide his identity.From Melissa Rohlin of the Los Angeles Times:Click here to...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes And The Memphis Problem

Let’s start this piece with two acknowledgments, in defense of the Memphis Grizzlies (pun intended): First, the Western Conference is unfair. The defending champions from Oakland, the Golden State Warriors, didn’t make any moves because they didn’t need to. Meanwhile, though, the San Antonio Spurs brought in LaMarcus Aldridge and some other reinforcements. The Los Angeles Clippers...
Via Bloguin Best
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes And The Memphis Problem

Let’s start this piece with two acknowledgments, in defense of the Memphis Grizzlies (pun intended): First, the Western Conference is unfair. The defending champions from Oakland, the Golden State Warriors, didn’t make any moves because they didn’t need to. Meanwhile, though, the San Antonio Spurs brought in LaMarcus Aldridge and some other reinforcements. The Los Angeles Clippers...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes on Serge Ibaka: 'He's just dirty'

Matt Barnes is a member of the Memphis Grizzlies now, after the Clippers included him in the trade with the Hornets that brought Lance Stephenson to Los Angeles.But Barnes played for the Clippers the past three seasons, during a time when the team had more than its fair share of physical battles with Serge Ibaka and the Oklahoma City Thunder. And evidently, Barnes still holds a grudge...
Via Fox Sports
July 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Barnes says he fits Grizzlies' 'Grit & Grind' approach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Matt Barnes believes he epitomizes the ''Grit & Grind'' style that the Memphis Grizzlies have prided themselves on for years. Now that the Grizzlies have acquired him, the veteran forward is eager to continue playing that brand of basketball while winning over a fan base that had grown accustomed to cheering against him. ''This is a whole - not just team...
Via AP on Fox
July 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Serge Ibaka challenges Matt Barnes to UFC fight on Twitter

Forwards Matt Barnes of the Memphis Grizzlies and Serge Ibaka of the Oklahoma City Thunder have reputations as a couple of the more rugged enforcers in the National Basketball Association today. Both have been accused of engaging in dirty tactics and instigating unnecessary conflict on the basketball court. Now that conflict may be spilling off...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Busy Week: Grizzlies Draft Jarell Martin; Matt Barnes Comes To Memphis

Matt Barnes should immediately compete for the starting SG spot, bringing an additional layer of toughness and a grit-n-grind edge to the team, along with needed 3 point shooting. Jared Martin is a promising rookie, who most likely will ride the bench a lot, unless he can steal minutes from sophomore PF Jarnell Stokes, who should get more PT with the departure of Jon Leuer. Busy...
Via Grit, Grind, GRIZZ!
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

AP source: Grizzlies acquire Matt Barnes from Hornets

A person familiar with the situation says the Memphis Grizzlies have acquired forward Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for guard Luke Ridnour. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the trade hasn't been announced. The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The 35-year-old Barnes averaged 10.1 points and 4 rebounds for the Los...
Via AP on Fox
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies Acquire Matt Barnes From Hornets For Ridnour

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to acquire Matt Barnes from the Charlotte Hornets for Luke Ridnour. The Grizzlies acquired Ridnour from the Orlando Magic this week. Ridnour's non-guaranteed contract will be waived by the Hornets. Barnes went from the Los Angeles Clippers to the Hornets this offseason in the Lance Stephenson deal.
Via RealGM
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Grizzlies trade Luke Ridnour to Hornets for Matt Barnes

The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Matt Barnes, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Charlotte can waive Ridnour’s non-guaranteed deal, but Grizzlies plan to keep Barnes in final year of his deal. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) June 25, 2015 Barnes, 35, averaged 10.1 points, 1.5 assits and 4 rebounds...
Via Sports-Glory
June 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets for Matt Barnes

By Vincent Frank The Matt Barnes era in Charlotte lasted all of one week. According to Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer, the team has traded Barnes in a deal that includes former first-round pick Jeremy Lamb heading from the Oklahoma City Thunder to the Hornets. Though, Bonnell went on to indicate that Barnes will not end up in New Orleans as a part of the deal. It’s...
Via Sportsnaut
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Thunder trade Jeremy Lamb to Hornets

Andrew Richardson – USA Today SportsThe Charlotte Hornets will acquire Jeremy Lamb from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a deal involving the contract of Matt Barnes. Barnes will not end up with the Thunder as part of the deal. I am told the @hornets will also end up with Jeremy Lamb in a separate deal involving Matt Barnes’ contract. Barnes isn’t going to OKC. — Rick Bonnell...
Via Sports-Glory
June 24, 2015  |  Discuss

The Perfect Trade That Hurts Both Teams

Seriously, This HappenedLast week during the NBA Finals, the Clippers and Hornets pulled off a deal that might be my early favorite for best move of the year, in that I'm fairly sure that it leaves both teams worse for having made it. Charlotte gives up G/F Lance Stephenson, having just spent one year before wearing out his welcome in a wildly over the top way, to the Clippers for...
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June 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Lance Stephenson trade a big win

It has been reported that the Clippers have acquired Lance Stephenson from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes. First thoughts: Lance Stephenson? For only Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes? Wait, Lance Stephenson single handedly imploded the Charlotte Hornets last season…and Matt Barnes is the only big wing defender the Clippers have….but Spencer Hawes...
Via isportsweb.com
June 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers: Lance Stephenson Trade Grade

  (Source: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images North America) By Tashan Reed: Lead Writer at Hoopstuff… Clippers Trade: Matt Barnes and Spencer Hawes Clippers Receive: Lance Stephenson (Hornets) If it weren’t for an historic collapse in Game 6 of their Western Semifinal matchup against the Houston Rockets, the Los Angeles Clippers would’ve made their first Western Conference Finals...
Via HoopStuff
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss
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