Matt Barnes RUMORS & NEWS

  • Barnes: Grizzlies bringing 'forks, spoons, knives, the sharpening knife' to Game 3

    The Score "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes ripped his team's effort after the first two games of their Western Conference quarterfinal against the San Antonio Spurs, saying the Grizzlies were "coming to a gunfight with some spoons." Barnes, though, says the team will be better equipped when they..." April 21

  • Matt Barnes Says Derek Fisher Is Afraid & Is Threatening To File A Restraining Order On Him

    Total Pro Sports "Former Los Angeles Lakers teammates Derek Fisher & Matt Barnes are still going at it. Months after reports of Barnes leaving practice just to drive 90+ miles to confront and fight Fisher for seeing his estranged wife behind his back." April 08

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

    The Sports Daily "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..." March 23

  • Matt Barnes was angry over photos of Derek Fisher with his estranged wife

    Larry Brown Sports "Matt Barnes had a bad day off the court on Thursday that spilled into his actions on the court later that night, his coach believes. Barnes was suspended one game by the NBA for his postgame conduct after a loss to the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night. Barnes went after Milwaukee’s John Henson..." March 20

  • Barnes suspended 1 game for trying to enter Bucks' locker room

    The Score "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes has been suspended one game without pay for his role in an incident involving Milwaukee Bucks center John Henson on Thursday, the NBA announced. The league said the suspension was specifically for "attempting to enter the Milwaukee Bucks' locker room and..." March 20

  • Barnes denies going after Henson: 'I got led into the wrong room'

    Los Angeles Times "DeAndre Jordan wrapped Matt Barnes in a bear hug. Chris Paul held up his phone so that his son could briefly chat with Barnes on FaceTime. But there was something about their former teammate on Saturday that the Clippers didn’t miss: more controversy. Barnes said he did not try to enter the..." March 19

  • Bucks' Henson mean mugs Grizzlies' Barnes, followed down tunnel after being ejected

    The Score "Considering the Milwaukee Bucks held a double-digit advantage, the final 5.5 seconds of their 96-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday night proved rather eventful. After Bucks center John Henson emphatically blocked Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes' meaningless layup attempt just before..." March 18

  • NBA Investigating Matt Barnes 'Chasing' Incident

    TMZ "The NBA has launched an investigation in the Matt Barnes vs. John Henson "chasing" incident -- though we're told there was NO FIGHT ... league sources tell TMZ Sports. Barnes jogged into the locker room after he and Henson were ejected from Thursday night's Bucks vs. Grizzlies game ... with..." March 18

  • Matt Barnes gets cold-as-ice Instagram revenge on Derek Fisher

    New York Post "While Derek Fisher is now on the unemployment line, his nemesis Matt Barnes is sitting pretty in Memphis. At least, that’s the message the Grizzlies forward seemed to convey by posting a caption-less Instagram photo of himself Monday morning wearing a sports jacket and a satisfied look, just an..." February 08

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    Ross Wooden @RossWooden

    #Grizzlies' Matt Barnes (right hamstring, previously listed as questionable) is active and available to play tonight at New York.

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    SportsCenter @SportsCenter

    Grizzlies F Matt Barnes has been fined $35K for inappropriate public comments detrimental to best interests of NBA. pic.twitter.com/1Ybg4bXUMx

  • NBA fines Grizzlies' Matt Barnes $35K for 'comments condoning violence'

    CBS Sports "Still harboring ill feelings toward New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher, Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes told reporters Saturday that "Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is." Because of this specific statement, the NBA fined Barnes $35,000 on Sunday. From the NBA:..." January 17

  • Matt Barnes continues to come after Derek Fisher with words, warns Knicks coach to ‘stay away’

    New York Daily News "Matt Barnes has some advice for Derek Fisher for Saturday night’s game – or maybe it was a warning: Don’t even try to discuss this. “I just don’t like him. Plain and simple. He knows I don’t like him,” the Grizzlies' Barnes said ahead of Saturday night’s contest against the Knicks. “Don’t say..." January 17

  • Derek Fisher not focusing on Matt Barnes ahead of first matchup since October confrontation

    ESPN "Knicks coach Derek Fisher doesn't expect to have any run-ins with Matt Barnes on Saturday when his team plays the Memphis Grizzlies. "No, I really don't," Fisher said after practice Friday. "We're trying to win games, and that's really all that I'm thinking about as a coach. ... Those are the..." January 16

  • Matt Barnes on Derek Fisher: “When I’m Retired, Him and I Will Cross Paths Again”

    Complex "On Saturday night, the Knicks will travel to Memphis to take on the Grizzlies. And while that wouldn’t typically be a game that we would have circled on our calendars, we will be keeping a close eye on the matchup because it will mark the first time the two teams have played since the now-infamous..." January 15

  • Matt Barnes doubts he'll recoup any money from suspension grievance

    The Score "The National Basketball Players Association filed a grievance on behalf of Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes Wednesday in an effort to recoup his pay lost to a two-game suspension. Barnes doesn't expect to get his money back. "It means a lot that the NBAPA has filed an appeal on my..." January 14

  • Players association files grievance on behalf of Grizzlies’ Matt Barnes

    Yahoo! Sports "The National Basketball Players Association has filed a grievance on behalf of Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes to get his two-game suspension without pay rescinded, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The NBA suspended Barnes for a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek..." January 13

  • Matt Barnes Calls Rihanna a Liar And Derek Fisher a Snitch

    TMZ "Matt Barnes is ringing in the New Year in a very special way ... BY DESTROYING THOSE WHO CROSSED HIM IN 2015 ... Rihanna, and Derek Fisher. In an Instagram post that'd make 50 Cent proud ... Barnes calls out a pop star who "lied on him" saying he's got texts -- and pics -- to prove their..." January 01

  • Matt Barnes suspended two games for altercation with Derek Fisher

    Yahoo! Sports "The NBA has suspended Memphis Grizzlies guard Matt Barnes two games for a physical altercation with New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher at the home of Barnes' estranged wife in Southern California in October, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Fisher had flown to Los Angeles on an off day of..." December 28

  • Commish confirms NBA probe into Knicks coach Derek Fisher’s altercation with Matt Barnes

    New York Daily News "NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed on Friday that the league is looking into the altercation between Knicks head coach Derek Fisher and Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes earlier this month in Los Angeles. Silver, speaking at a Board of Governors meeting in Manhattan, did not give a..." October 24

  • Matt Barnes: Doc Rivers Never Wanted Me

    Real GM Basketball "Matt Barnes is looking forward to play against Doc Rivers and the Los Angeles Clippers. "I can't wait to play against Doc Rivers," said Barnes. Barnes had wanted to finish his career with the Clippers, but he realized it would be unlikely after they hired Doc Rivers. "Doc never wanted..." October 23

  • Barnes: I was checking on my sons, not confronting Derek Fisher

    ESPN New York "Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes said Thursday he went to his ex-wife's home to check on his 6-year-old twin sons and not to confront New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher. Barnes told ESPN that he was at his home in Marina del Rey around 10 p.m. Saturday when he got a text from his son..." October 09

  • Matt Barnes: No Criminal Charges for Fisher Incident ... Cops Say

    TMZ "Matt Barnes will NOT be charged with a crime for allegedly attacking Derek Fisher over the weekend ... the Redondo Beach Police Department tells TMZ Sports. Cops tell us they did respond to an incident and a police report was filed regarding the altercation -- but officers say the case "was..." October 09

  • Matt Barnes: Derek Fisher and I 'were good friends at one point'

    The Score "No great surprise here, but Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes appears to have ended his friendship with former teammate and present New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher. Barnes, who reportedly engaged Fisher in a bout of fisticuffs over the weekend, spoke to reporters in Memphis Thursday..." October 08

  • Sources: NBA to likely investigate Derek Fisher-Matt Barnes confrontation

    Yahoo! Sports "New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher and Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes had a physical confrontation on Saturday night in Los Angeles, sources told Yahoo Sports. Fisher had traveled to California on Saturday to visit his children and was visiting the house that Barnes shared with his..." October 08

  • Glen Davis: Matt Barnes is ‘obsessed’ with Rihanna

    Page Six "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..." August 19

  • Rihanna Fires Back At Matt Barnes On Instagram After He Suggests They’re Dating

    Uproxx "At first, we almost felt bad for Matt Barnes. The Memphis Grizzlies wing certainly hasn’t confirmed that he’s dating Rihanna, and even goes so far as to say that she’s only his “friend.” But given the “Bitch Better Have My Money” superstar’s very public reaction to his suggestive remarks, it’s..." August 17

  • Matt Barnes now dating Rihanna

    Larry Brown Sports "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..." August 15

  • Grizzlies' Matt Barnes warns Clippers friends: Watch out come game time

    Los Angeles Times "Matt Barnes recently spent a few days with former Clippers teammate DeAndre Jordan to celebrate Jordan's 27th birthday, and it wasn't all backslaps and best wishes. Barnes made sure to warn Jordan that things could change between them in the flicker of a cake candle now that Barnes plays for..." July 29

  • Serge Ibaka -- Matt Barnes Is Just a Clown ... But I'll Still Kick His Ass

    TMZ "The next UFC superfight might just have a little NBA flavor to it ... 'cause hoops star Serge Ibaka tells TMZ Sports he's serious about battling Matt Barnes ... he's just gotta win a championship first. In case you missed it ... Barnes went on ESPN's "SportsNation" earlier this week and..." July 23

  • Matt Barnes and Serge Ibaka claim they'd fight each other

    CBS Sports "Guys never really fight in the NBA, mostly because you have big penalties these days after the Malice at the Palace. Players are worried about losing money from being fined and suspended for altercations, plus nobody really likes to get punched in the face. That won't stop guys from instigating..." July 22

  • Grizzlies to trade Luke Ridnour to Hornets for Matt Barnes

    SB Nation "The Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to trade recently acquired point guard Luke Ridnour to the Charlotte Hornets for Matt Barnes and his non-guaranteed contract, reports Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. " June 25

  • Clippers acquire Hornets' Lance Stephenson

    Yahoo! Sports "In a high-risk, high-reward move, the Los Angeles Clippers are discussing a deal with the Charlotte Hornets to acquire guard Lance Stephenson, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers would send forwards Spencer Hawes and Matt Barnes to the Hornets, sources said. Talks have been ongoing..." June 16

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    It is unlikely Charlotte keeps Barnes, who'll become a free agent.

  • Matt Barnes fined $50,000 for comments to James Harden's mom

    ESPN Los Angeles "The NBA has fined Clippers forward Matt Barnes $50,000 for directing inappropriate language at Houston Rockets guard James Harden's mother, the league announced Friday. During Game 2, Barnes, who had been exchanging words with fans throughout the series, made a profane remark toward Harden's..." May 09

  • Matt Barnes on incident with James Harden's mom: 'We've made our peace'

    Fox Sports West "Matt Barnes is making news for something he said yet again. The 35-year-old Clippers forward said something to James Harden's mother, Monja Willis, during the first half of the Houston Rockets' Game 2 win at the Toyota Center. Barnes confirmed that he apologized to Willis twice. "We've..." May 09

  • Matt Barnes in hot water over alleged comments towards Harden's mother

    CBS Sports "Los Angeles Clippers star Matt Barnes doesn't exactly play nice. The guy is constantly involved in fights, gets fined all the time for his comments about officials or his behavior on court, and generally is a bit of a rabble-rouser. Against the Rockets, the narrative that's coming out, before..." May 08

  • James Harden's Mom -- Matt Barnes Apologized To Me ... For In-Game Insult

    TMZ "James Harden's mother tells TMZ Sports ... Matt Barnes PERSONALLY APOLOGIZED Wednesday night ... after the L.A. Clippers star hurled an extremely rude comment to her during last night's NBA playoff game. Monja Willis wouldn't tell us exactly what Barnes said to her at the Toyota Center in..." May 07

  • Matt Barnes reportedly talked trash to James Harden’s mom

    Larry Brown Sports "James Harden went off in the second half to give the Houston Rockets a much-needed win over the Los Angeles Clippers in Game 2 Wednesday night. He looked like a man who was playing angry, and Matt Barnes may have had something to do with it. According to ESPN’s Calvin Watkins, Barnes was..." May 07

  • Matt Barnes Recalls Stealing Money From Allen Iverson at Strip Clubs

    Complex "Allen Iverson's free-spending ways have been well-documented in his post-NBA days. A player who used to buy an entirely new set of clothes wherever he went (he apparently didn't like luggage), Iverson's spending habits caught up to him in 2012, when it was reported his expenses totaled over..." April 11

  • Matt Barnes: Lakers' free-agent rut due to front office, not Kobe Bryant

    SI "The tide has turned in Los Angeles. Once considered the No. 1 destination for NBA free agents, the Lakers have struggled in recent years to find marquee players to pair with star Kobe Bryant. Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes, who played alongside Bryant for two seasons with the Lakers,..." April 10

  • Matt Barnes - Divorce War Truce ... 'She's Always Gonna Be My Homie'

    TMZ "The marriage may be over ... but NBA star Matt Barnes says he's finally made peace with his estranged wife Gloria Govan ... telling TMZ Sports, "I'm always gonna love my ex." We broke the story ... Matt and his reality star wife separated back in September due to "trust issues" and at first,..." April 08

  • Matt Barnes blasts NBA for Harden’s one-game suspension for kicking LeBron

    Sportress of Blogitude "Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes blasted the NBA for the league’s one-game suspension of James Harden for kicking LeBron James in the groin during Sunday’s Houston Rockets-Cleveland Cavaliers game, arguing the league has a double standard when it comes to doling out punishment. Barnes..." March 04

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    Los Angeles Clippers @LAClippers

    Crawford (calf) and Barnes (hamstring) are out tonight

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Spokesman says NBA review of Matt Barnes incident confirmed that it was "not an interaction with Suns owner Robert Sarver" that led to fine

  • Clippers’ Matt Barnes now thriving after breakup with reality TV star wife Gloria Govan

    L.A. Daily News "Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers sat at his locker before a recent game at Staples Center. He listened as a reporter began to pose a question and he began making sounds while slightly nodding his head as if to indicate he knew where the reporter was going. How tough has it been to..." January 13

  • Matt Barnes' shooting is still bad news for Clippers

    Los Angeles Times "Those 18 pounds might not have been the only thing Matt Barnes shed over the summer. He also appears to have lost his shooting touch. The Clippers small forward made one of seven shots Tuesday night against the Golden State Warriors and it actually qualified as an improvement over his..." October 22

  • Matt Barnes -- Separated from Gloria Govan ... 'Trust Issues'

    TMZ "L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes has separated from his reality star wife Gloria Govan ... TMZ Sports has learned -- and sources close to the couple tell us it's all over "trust issues." Barnes and Govan were married back in 2012 -- and have 5-year-old twin boys together. Sources connected to..." October 16

  • Matt Barnes -- Cops Capture Aunt's Alleged Killer ... Thanks to Citizen's Tip

    TMZ "The man suspected of murdering Matt Barnes' aunt has been CAPTURED by police in Sacramento ... and officials say it's all thanks to a concerned citizen who tipped off the cops. As we previously reported, the L.A. Clippers star went to social media and begged his fans to be on the lookout for..." July 29

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection vs Wolves on Sunday.