Matt Barnes Rage Against The Machine Is Over

Two weeks before Christmas, on a December morning, Matt Barnes retired from his professional basketball life. It happens to everyone in the sport, a mortality you cannot escape, and yet it wasn’t a footnote, this particular end. The Matt Barnes career had always been part rage, part competitiveness, part mythology. The fake throw in Kobe’s…

Sorry Dubs, Matt Barnes Is Not the Answer

For the first time in their two plus year title run, the Golden State Warriors have to deal with what the rest of the league has to deal with as a matter of routine: bad luck. In a freakish circumstance, as if bit by the karma flu because he didn’t want to sign with the…

Vlade Not Outsmarting Anyone

The Sacramento Kings, a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs in 10 years, had themselves quite a summer signing all types of players because Valde Divac, the man who fired George Karl, thought he was building a team that could surround  All-Star DeMarcus Cousins and compete. Most of Divac’s signees were NBA veterans whose…

Matt Barnes Arrest Imminent?

Matt Barnes was serenaded when he stepped onto the Madison Square Garden court a few days ago. New York being New York, Barnes was graced (sarcastically) with chants of Derek Fisher, Derek Fisher. Fisher, the former Knicks coach, was famously thrust into social media trending when he and Barnes got into an altercation because Barnes then…

More Matt Barnes Please

The NBA is a beautiful place when Matt Barnes is playing on a team that is a playoff long shot. His addition to the Sacramento Kings and his return to the state of California means there will be plenty of dramatic moments in Sacramento that have nothing to do with the new arena. The Kings…

Condoning Violence (on Fisher) Gets Matt Barnes a $35,000 fine

“Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is.” Matt Barnes, yesterday. If Matt Barnes was bitterly livid when Derek Fisher’s call to the Redondo Beach Police Department initiated an investigation which found its way into the NBA offices, then Barnes must be equally disgusted with himself. A few days ago, he said “I know…

Matt Barnes Not Ready to End Fisher Feud

“Violence is never the answer, but sometimes it is”….Matt Barnes Usually, when you call someone a snake (other than referring to Kobe Bryant as the Black Mamba) there is nothing complimentary about it. So when NBA bad boy Matt Barnes was asked about seeing Derek Fisher on Saturday, Barnes didn’t hesitate to refer to his former…

Derek Fisher and the Clippers Ruined Matt Barnes Year

The entertainment value of social media gets a boost whenever Matt Barnes feels like venting about whatever Matt Barnes feels like venting about. Absent a filter, Barnes just lays it on the line and it’s neither good nor bad, right or wrong, all these emotions spiraling out his brain into characters on Instagram. In this…