Thursday, August 12th, 2010 at 11:21 am  |  44 responses

Matt Barnes Will Slap You

It looks like we may need a re-design on these shirtsBarnes went a little nuts at his Pro-Am game, reports FanHouse: “According to two fans who were at Monday’s championship series opener and spoke to FanHouse, Barnes — who was arguing a call with an official during the third quarter of a contentious game — slapped an assistant coach of the Gold Rush team after a brief verbal exchange. The coach, according to a report on the web site Sports by Brooks, was Rick Lewis. Having already diffused several ‘minor tussles,’ as one of the fans who spoke to FanHouse said, the officials conferred and assessed double technical fouls and let all involved continue play. Barnes told FanHouse on Wednesday night that the coach’s taunting in his ear caused him to lose his temper but said he should have handled the situation differently. ‘Some people do too much or talk too much, and there’s only so much you can take,’ said Barnes, who does not expect the coach to pursue a lawsuit. ‘It’s hard. It’s definitely hard when the refs have it out for you, saying ‘Oh, you’re in the NBA, so you don’t get this (call) and we’re going to call this.’ Then the coach is talking and completely disrespecting me. It’s frustrating, but at the same time I’ve got to keep my composure because I’m a professional and I get paid to do this. I lost my professionalism for a little while, but I regained my composure and we won a championship tonight.’”

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  • Monstarzz

    So hood!

  • http://slamonline.com Krishan

    Rick Lewis? More like RICK JAMES, AMIRITE MATT BARNES?

  • http://www.slamonline.com Eboy

    Grow up, Matt. You’re a pro….not a dude who maxed out in the Rucker league. You have a great opportunity with the Lakers. Stop making yourself seem like a thug, when in reality, you’re softer than tissue paper. Remember how Kobe didn’t blink when you faked throwing the ball at his head? Yeah… so do we.

  • http://double-technical.blogspot.com zee!

    Is Matt Barnes gonna have to slap a b*tch?

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    Lakers will definitely lead the league in technicals next yr with Odom, Kobe, Barnes, Blake, and Artest on same team.

  • http://kb24.com DreXnaW21

    that’s pimp!!! lol wow i’m a lakers fan too this is embarrassing

  • riggs

    once you become a laker, you become a douche. its freaking instantaneous

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    That’s some Melo ish.

  • unrel

    what did the hand… say to the face?!?!?!

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    He did similar ish in Orlando last season.

  • http://Www.lku.hf Darksaber

    @whitehot: Mambiatch’s (non)reaction to that ballfake was truly gangsta. Couldn’t believe he didn’t even blink.

  • http://aspov.blogspot.com Cheryl

    He’s gonna have to pay dude some cash, watch.

  • http://slamonline.com Kap

    It was two yrs ago people were saying this teams needs to add some toughness. Now they may have too much of it or at least in their minds they do.

  • JTaylor21

    The lakers are going continue to lead the league in bitc*hiness and pouting led by the PMSing extraordinaire kobe.

  • Robb

    @JTaylor21 yeah and they’ll win another championship in the process.

  • http://sdfkjlf.com Jukai

    You’re both right, and that’s the aggravating thing about it all

  • luv2ball

    Light-Skinned guys are always trying to fight! They are like short guys!

  • riggs

    im light skinned and a pacifist. id still knock that a** out though :D


    Do it the Chris Childs way.

  • JTaylor21

    @luv2ball say all you want bout light-skinned guys but we are back baby. The light-skin tidal wave is coming to a city near u. Hide ur wifes/sisters/daughters or else they’ll be ours. We will soon rule the world!! Ha Hahahahaha

  • Coney Islander

    A Laker with balls…go figure.

  • http://www.kb24.com The Seed

    I know Matt Barnes is a Laker now, but he just seems fake, with this tough man routine now. Where was this tough man crap in Phx or with the Warriors. BOOK IT!!

  • luv2ball

    @Jtaylor I guess Drake is bringing ya’ll back in style.

  • http://fsdkjlf.com Jukai

    Psh you guys don’t even know light skinned. I’m so light skinned I’m a white guy.
    No, really, I’m a white guy.

  • Blackphantom

    Co-sign Eboy most definitely

  • nastierthanu

    I love that young men are out playing pick slapping other people over a game. Aug 28th will be the anniversay of MLK’s dream speech and this is the type of behavior that grown, professional men display. It’s a shame and what’s worse is that the comments about needing toughness. You don’t have to slap a cat in a glorified pick up game to have toughness. This is disgusting

  • Scottie Pimpin

    always keep your pimp hand strong.

  • http://thephotoriot.com davidR

    the seed, matt has always been playing rough. even as a warrior, he’d randomly flagrant foul people out of frustration.

  • Silverselectjd

    @nastierthanu i liked what you said, then the irony of your name shone through, we really need a sarcasm font right about now…

  • nastierthanu4


    True true. As a ball player you have to believe you are the best on the floor no matter who’s out there with you, but behavior is what will define you. The baller in me holds strong to my handle but my faith defines my character. Great point feedback taken.

  • ab_40

    what did the five players say to the face?… I bet that’s how he adressed it when talking to the assistent coach.

  • total scrotal implosion

    I cant wait to read a story in november how in practice, ron fouls matt hard, and matt tries to hit ron, so ron just knocks him out and goes back to shooting free throws

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ The Promise

    I slapped his mom last night. ;)

  • http://juanm.garcia@comcast.net Flashback

    I rather my role players slapping fools then banging my star players’ mom.

  • Boom Dizzle

    @ total scrotal implosion Obviously

  • hammer

    Cmon matt! I’m sure u got bigger fish 2 fry n the L then @ a pro-am game. Think about it. Don’t even waste ur time on som1 as irrelevant as a f***in assistant coach @ a pro-am game! Its rediculous and pathetic. Save ur energy 4 the season

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Matt Barnes – Whats he going to do when Kobe gets in his grill for hoisting an unnecessary three ball? Or trying to drive to the hoop 1 on 3? Ron Artest 2.0

  • http://juanm.garcia@comcast.net Flashback

    Obviously none of you know how it works in Hollywood. Any publicity is good publicity. He’s already has his agent working on getting him a couple of rolls on tv as a tough guy. $ chaching. He took you mofos to the bank. Wake up!

  • Ali

    Was it an open hand slap or back hand slap…Hahaha…

  • http://www.shawnkemp.com Masr


  • Tyler

    He is a f**kin clown lol I’m glad he’s a Laker now. It’s funny how everyone hates Kobe but they come play with him lol..(Ron Ron and the b*tch slapper)

  • http://facebook.com/tronjohnson CHIEF

    I’m with Riggs any laker fan I’ve meet, even my friends just total douchery. Half of them were watching Iverson and when he couldn’t beat them, they joined them. Finally in 04 Sheed and the Boys checked these fools only to have the storied franchise fall apart. The Fab Four…What a Joke. And now everyone thinks they’re going to repeat that easily. The west is no joke even for their stacked team. With Sheed gone now, I just don’t even care anymore.

  • http://fasho.com Kobe

    did kobe sleep with ur moms?!?!? tryna figure out how u can have that much animosity towards someone u dont even know?!?!?!?

  • Phshcapaid

    Lovin all your lakerhaters. Just want you to know we killn you all 10-11 season. Sit back and watch the best. F**k miami. Lake Show