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More technical difficulties for Suns in loss to Clippers

PHOENIX -- The Suns are hi-tech this season, but their coach is old school. He and the organization have had enough with the technical fouls. "These guys have enough technical fouls as it is," coach Jeff Hornacek said after Sunday's 120-100 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers that included Markieff Morris' 10th technical foul of the season, "and I'll take the blame for the loss for...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes: 'It's championship or bust' for Clippers

The Clippers have preached winning a championship ever since Doc Rivers arrived. Expectations have risen with that mantra. "Whatever you do here is never going to be good enough," Matt Barnes said. "It's championship or bust. Until you get that championship, nobody is good enough. You definitely hear it. "I use it as motivation. I use it as motivation to play harder. I've been around...
Via Fox Sports West
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Griffin, Barnes combine for 56 points as Clippers beat Kings

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Matt Barnes kept the Clippers close when they got off to a sluggish start against Sacramento. Blake Griffin helped them pull away for yet another road win over the Kings. Barnes had 22 points in the first half, Griffin scored 18 of his 30 in the second half, and Los Angeles pulled away in the third quarter for a 117-108 victory Saturday night. "I saw we were...
Via AP on Fox
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes And Mayweather Get Into Heat Exchange During Game (Video)

This could be one of those moments where Boxing pundits feel like Floyd Mayweather has far more pressing concerns, than getting into confrontations with NBA players. That’s exactly what happened when Mayweather and the Clippers Matt Barnes started jawing at one another. Matt Barnes and Floyd Mayweather are screaming at each other. It's getting heating. — Arash Markazi (...
Via Thacover2
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Mayweather engages in verbal spat with Clippers' Matt Barnes during game

Floyd Mayweather was sparring on Friday, this time verbally from his courtside seat at Staples Center. Mayweather engaged in trash talking directed at Clippers forward Matt Barnes during the Clippers' game against the Cavaliers, and it wasn't the kind of friendly trash talking you sometimes see between celebrities and athletes. Mayweather shouted things at Barnes, and Barnes directed...
Via Fox Sports West
8 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clippers continue domination of Lakers

Any time the Clippers and Lakers face off, the same questions arise during the pre-game press conference.  Is this a rivalry? Whose town is this? What is more important: the Clippers' present, or the Lakers' past? How do two teams coexist in the same city? Most of these themes are cliched and pointless. We've been discussing it for almost four years now. Really, who cares?  There...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss

5 things: Clippers continue domination of Lakers

Any time the Clippers and Lakers face off, the same questions arise during the pre-game press conference.  Is this a rivalry? Whose town is this? What is more important: the Clippers' present, or the Lakers' past? How do two teams coexist in the same city? Most of these themes are cliched and pointless. We've been discussing it for almost four years now. Really, who cares?  There...
Via Fox Sports West
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Fined $25K By NBA

Matt Barnes was fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language at fans, the NBA announced. The invident took place during the Los Angeles Clippers' game on Friday.
Via RealGM
December 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Fined $25K for Kicking Water Bottle into Stands at Verizon Center

Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 by the NBA. The fine stems from Barnes kicking over a bottle of water into the stands of the Verizon Center and engaging in trash talk with a fan. Matt Barnes just kicked a cup of water and it hit a fan, who started talking trash to Barnes — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) December 13, 2014 The incident occurred in the fourth quarter. Los Angeles...
Via KCM Sports
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes dunks it with two hands over Giannis Antetokounmpo

When you think of the Los Angeles Clippers, you think of Lob City and their exciting dunks. But when you think of who does the dunks for the Clippers, you don’t think of Matt Barnes, the rugged swingman that gets on everybody else’s nerves when he’s not on your favorite team. Look at Barnes do it with two hands over Giannis Antetokounmpo: After that, Matt stared at poor adorable...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers' Barnes fined $25,000 for antics

Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for kicking a water bottle into the stands and swearing, which was directed toward Wizards fans. The incident took place with 2:09 left in the fourth quarter of the Clippers' road loss in Washington D.C. at the Verizon Center. The Clippers lost to the Wizards, 104-96, which snapped a nine-game win streak by the Clippers. A fan and Barnes...
Via Fox Sports West
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Rivers: Clippers without Barnes vs. Hornets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Clippers coach Doc Rivers says forward Matt Barnes will not play against the Charlotte Hornets due to a calf injury. Rivers says Reggie Bullock will start in his place Monday night. Bullock is averaging 2.9 points and 1.1 rebounds per game in limited action this season. Barnes is averaging 7.8 points and 2.1 rebounds. Rivers says it is possible Barnes also could...
Via AP on Fox
November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes' Player Profile

Matt Barnes #22: Position: Small Forward Born: March 9, 1980 Birthplace: Citrus Heights, CA College: UCLA Drafted: 2002 (Grizzlies) Social Media:     Twitter: @Matt_Barnes22     Instagram: @matt_barnes9 Since being drafted in 2002 by the Grizzlies, Matt Barnes has made a name for himself in his 12 years in the league. A California native, Barnes has spent much of his career...
Via Fox Sports San Diego
November 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Los Angeles Clippers a have major hole at small forward

The Los Angeles Clippers are an NBA team oozing with talent. Blake Griffin and Chris Paul are both perennial top five players, DeAndre Jordan is not only an athletic freak but also one of the leagues top rim protectors, and both J.J. Redick and Jamal Crawford have been two of leagues finest long ball shooters for years now. Unfortunately, despite having such an embarrassment of riches...
Via isportsweb.com
November 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch: Matt Barnes Tells All; Discusses Kobe Incident and How He’s “Misunderstood”

Matt Barnes has had an interesting NBA careers since being drafted in 2002. He played a key role on the “We Believe” Warriors team that upset the Mavericks as an eighth seed in  2007. He was on the Magic team that lost to the Lakers in the NBA Finals in 2009. And now he’s a integral part of the Clippers rotation, offering timely shooting, toughness, and versatile defense....
Via Standing O Sports
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes needs help learning to inbound the ball properly

Chalk it up to preseason rust but Clippers’ Matt Barnes might need a few more preseason games to tune up his inbound passing. In a game versus Golden State, Matt chucked the ball from the baseline only to see it ricochet off the bottom of the backboard and into the hands of Stephen Curry. You know, the same Curry who can make 3-pointers with ease.
Via Crossover Chronicles
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes needs help learning to inbound the ball properly

Chalk it up to preseason rust but Clippers’ Matt Barnes might need a few more preseason games to tune up his inbound passing. In a game versus Golden State, Matt chucked the ball from the baseline only to see it ricochet off the bottom of the backboard and into the hands of Stephen Curry. You know, the same Curry who can make 3-pointers with ease.
Via Bloguin Best
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes accidentally inbounds ball to Stephen Curry, who drains 3-pointer (GIF)

This is why we play preseason games, folks. In the first quarter of Tuesday night’s exhibition between the Los Angeles Clippers and Golden State Warriors, Matt Barnes tried to heave a long pass from under his own basket to start a quick fast break for the Clippers. The ball deflected off the backboard and straight...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

2014-15 Fantasy Basketball: Don’t Sleep On ‘Em

Photo Credit: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images Below you will find the names of players that I believe will outperform their rankings and average draft positions this season. Although some aren’t ranked far off of where I have them in my top 200, I still believe that their statistical output will be greater than where you can draft them. As you get deeper into your draft be sure to...
Via The Fantasy Fix
October 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes Sits Down With Vice Sports

LA Clippers forward Matt Barnes comes from a tough upbringing and turbulent past. A drug dealing father, run ins with the KKK, gangs, murders and many other heartbreaks. In this piece with VICE Sports, Barnes revisits his past and you’ll quickly learn that he ain’t no damn phony. The post Matt Barnes Sits Down With Vice Sports appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
October 10, 2014  |  Discuss

On Matt Barnes, Blake Griffin and being tough

Though all sports are distinctly unique in their own rights, if there is one trait that athletes across the board are measured by it is their toughness. Even with the strides made with advanced statistics, the most informed minds still try to rationalize the most subjective qualities. Defining a players toughness is a very broad […] The post For Matt Barnes, Being Tough Isn...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
October 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes, 20 pounds lighter, describes first yoga experience

Matt Barnes should look a little different for the Clippers this season due to some offseason changes in to his routine.   Barnes said he lost 20 pounds in the offseason by eating right and practicing yoga, and he believes he's in some of the best shape he's been in his career.  "As far as my body, I lost 20 pounds this summer, started eating right and (doing) yoga," Barnes said...
Via Fox Sports West
September 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers’ Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan’s costumes are outstanding

It seems Clippers’ Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan had some fun this past Labor Day when they attended a party dressed up as Prince and Jimmy Hendrix. DeAndre just nailed the Hendrix look. Seriously he looks just like the great rock star. Barnes, well, sort of, kind of looks like Prince. Welcome to the NBA offseason people! h/t SK
Via Bloguin Best
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Clippers’ Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan’s costumes are outstanding

It seems Clippers’ Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan had some fun this past Labor Day when they attended a party dressed up as Prince and Jimmy Hendrix. DeAndre just nailed the Hendrix look. Seriously he looks just like the great rock star. Barnes, well, sort of, kind of looks like Prince. Welcome to the NBA offseason people! h/t SK
Via Crossover Chronicles
September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Barnes, DeAndre Jordan wear great costumes to party

Jim Racalto Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan held a costume party for Labor Day weekend, where he and teammate Matt Barnes did not disappoint in their attire. Jordan went as Jimi Hendrix and pulled it off flawlessly, while Barnes decided to go as Prince and basically looked just like him. Barnes posted a photo on Instagram […] Sports-Kings - The Kings of Sports Lists...
Via Sports-Kings
September 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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