Friday, July 23rd, 2010 at 7:21 pm  |  15 responses

SLAM Radio: Matt Barnes Q + A

The newest member of the Los Angeles Lakers sounds off.

By Jonathan Santiago / @ITSjonsantiago


After a successful season with the Orlando Magic, Matt Barnes opted to test the free agent waters. The former Magic small forward was set to join the Toronto Raptors earlier this week, but a bizarre set of financial circumstances prevented that from happening, and now Barnes is a Los Angeles Laker.

I spoke to him earlier today about his off-season as well as his foundation, which is hosting a special event in the Sacramento area this weekend.

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  • http://twitter.com/Lakeshow824 James

    I’m excited that he’s coming to the Lakers!

  • ENDS

    He will be Missed. Matt Barnes Will Kill you

  • jd

    isn’t that elgin baylor’s jersey #

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    He’s 30 and after 8 years in the league he still hasn’t gotten that big contract. After 2 years playing off the pine for LA, it’s doubtful he’ll get it then. Definitely hope he helps LA threepeat though.

  • http://Yahoo Shanoooooo

    He should have never opted out of his deal. How did he think he was gonna be a deserving of a long term deal. He’s a journey man and nothing more.

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    That is some neat photoshopping right there

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  • NBA_Photos

    If you guys want the full size of that Matt Barnes photoshop…check it out here:

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Wow, he seems very genuine and intelligent. Hopefully he brings some solid D to our team.

  • ciroqobama

    lol James the Balla is Already sucking off the newest Laker Barnes. Weird.

  • price

    @jd… no baylor wore 22. van exel wore 9

  • http://pardonthedopeness.blogspot.com DP

    He will mos def give us the 3′s and defense we need. Real nice pickup.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    The newest Laker, will be great off the bench, imagine Kobe, Matt, Ron, Odom or Bynum and Gasol—WOW!!

  • http://www.stonesthrow.com Michael NZ

    Nice interview. Sounds like a really good dude. I say that cos, you know, he plays with that attitude.

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    I wished he wouldve addressed your point about the runners today vs. runners of the 70s instead of some anti-running shoe screed. (Not to mention that shoes are rarely marketed as ending injuries). Weight has to play a role.