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Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes
Position: F-G
Born: 03/09/80
Height: 6-7 / 2.01
Weight:226 lbs. / 102.5 kg.
Salary: $6,125,000
Baron Davis is trying to return to the NBA too and Derek Fisher is open to the idea. Have you been in contact with them or any other player who is looking for an NBA comeback? Stephen Jackson: First, I don’t talk to Derek Fisher. He’s not my type of guy. Matt Barnes is my buddy. I really don’t believe in playing with a guy… You know two or three years on a team and then dating his wife. That’s just something NBA players don’t do. I never believed in that. He went against the code 100 percent. On the other hand, Baron is my brother, we talk every day. We’ve been close friends since we were 16 years old. I really think Baron Davis could come back to the NBA. Baron was dominant for a long time in the league.
Amid new rumors of Derek Fisher possibly returning to the NBA as a player, Barnes opened up about their well-documented brawl over the former Knicks coach’s romantic relationship with Barnes’ ex-wife, Gloria Govan. “To be honest with you, whether the NBA fines me or not, I’m a man and I’m gonna do what a man’s gonna do,” the 6-foot-7 swingman said Wednesday on “Brown and Scoop” on CBS Radio’s “I’m a man and to me that was 100 percent wrong, so I reacted on it. So that doesn’t make me a bad person. I think any real man would’ve done the same thing that I did.”
Storyline: Barnes-Fisher Incident
The 13-year vet said he actually received support for resorting to violence. “I got a lot of respect for it from men, from the NFL, Major League baseball, rappers, every player that you can think of, referees, GMs, owner, all said the same thing,” Barnes said. He added, “It was a bad situation and I did what I did,” he said, before suggesting he should’ve gotten away with it scot-free. “Like I said, I handled it like a man and it should have ended there, I shouldn’t have gotten told on and snitched on and all this other kind of stuff, but it is what it is and it’s in the past now.”
The Sacramento Kings today signed free agent guards Arron Afflalo and Garrett Temple and forwards Matt Barnes and Anthony Tolliver, according to Vice President of Basketball Operations and General Manager Vlade Divac. Per team policy, terms of the agreements were not disclosed. “Adding these skilled veterans shores up our depth and experience at several positions,” said Divac. “We’re excited to welcome each of them to the Kings family.”