Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes

Basketball Player

Matt Kelly Barnes is an American professional basketball player who currently plays for the Los Angeles Lakers in the National Basketball Association.

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Matt Barnes.


1980 Birth Born on March 9, 1980.


2001 21 Years Old Barnes played four seasons of college basketball at UCLA, where he was an All-Pacific-10 Honorable Mention selection in 2001.
2002 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Barnes was selected with the 46th overall pick by the Memphis Grizzlies in the 2002 NBA draft. … Read More
In January 2004, he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers.
2005 25 Years Old 1 More Event
Barnes signed a free agent contract with the New York Knicks in the 2005 NBA offseason.
Barnes signed with the Golden State Warriors before their first day of training camp in October 2006, and effectively raised his status in the league since joining the team. … Read More
He also added a strong 2007 post-season, with 11.1 ppg and 5.7 rpg in eleven playoff games and helped the #8 seed Warriors take down the #1 seed Mavericks in the 2007 playoffs.
He was not expected to return for the 2008–09 season.


After the Magic were eliminated in the 2010 NBA Playoffs by the Boston Celtics, Barnes announced he would opt out of the final year of his contract.
2012 32 Years Old 1 More Event
Barnes signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in September 2012.
In June 2013, Barnes was named Defensive Player of the Year for the Clippers.
2014 34 Years Old During the 2014–15 season, Barnes was fined multiple times. … Read More
On January 25, 2015 he was fined $25,000 for what was said to be inappropriate language directed towards a fan during a game against the Phoenix Suns, although Barnes said that it was directed towards the Suns' owner. … Read More
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