Wednesday, February 5th, 2014 at 10:30 am  |  38 responses

Matt Barnes Upset Joakim Noah Only Fined $15K for Abusing Refs

LA Clippers forward Matt Barnes took to Twitter to vent about the NBA’s bizarre rules (and punishments) when it comes on-court incidents. Barnes was fined $10K more than Joakim Noah after flagrantly fouling Kevin Love:

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  • SwissArmyKnife5

    This is why I love Matt Barnes

  • LLC#12

    And he’ll probably get fined for those tweets. Salt in the wound.

  • JJ Jones

    The league is biased towards certain players. The public has a bad perception of Matt Barnes so he was fined more while joakim noah has a better image in the “medias” eyes. Its bs

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    If he has an issue with how both situations were handled why not address the league appropriately? Why go on social media when you can go straight to source of your issue? I’ll never understand why people tweet frustrations first when you can easily go to the source of the problem.

  • i_ball

    It looks like Matt Barnes has another 10k he doesn’t need… Getting finedfor social media activity is probably the stupidest thing a player can do

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    I’m guessing that based on his reputation, the league will not give him a satisfactory reason on the fine disparity. It’s like a brown person going to the police station to report police abuse/misconduct/unlawfu rectal exam and expecting a satisfactory answer. Not saying this is the best way to handle it but I can see why he would mistrust the league office.

  • guessst

    i don’t really get that brown person, rectal exam reference

  • McFarts

    Maybe he should consider the possibility that Joakim doesn’t get fined very often. Repeat offenders typically get harsher punishments for their inability to learn from their mistakes. This absolutely has nothing to do with how a player is perceived by refs, fans, the media, other players, etc. It may look like it at face value, but maybe Matt should be asking himself how he can avoid getting fines to begin with.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    I get your point as far as mistrust I just don’t think this is helping his cause.

  • ryguy

    Maybe its because you spelt “fined” wrong twice….Thats worth a solid 10k if you ask me.
    Guys like him should just be booted for good. Trash.

  • Dfrance

    Matt Barnes Upset Joakim Noah Only Finned* $15K for Abusing Refs

    Fixed that headline for you SLAM.

  • http://twitter.com/niQknacks niQ

    Maybe it’s cause you got finned.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    I agree that it does not help him. Is there a different avenue to address it and still get a fair response. The league will not review the two situations and admit that they overfined Barnes in light of Noah’s fine. They will probably fine him for these comments. Which will only add to his (and many others) mistrust of the league office. Unless they address it privately and forbid him from discussing it in public. They’ve done it before with Phil many years ago. Got his fine money back for “good behaviour”.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Matt Barnes was fined 25k for not leaving the court in a reasonable amount of time, and for using a racial slur on twitter.
    He wasn’t even fined for the flagrant 2.

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol it’s not finned, unless we are talking about some sort of dolphin attack.

  • pposse

    this is the epitome of why Matt Barnes will always get fined more.

  • pposse

    or maybe Noah shown contrition for his actions right afterwards during post game while Barnes is constantly trying to appeal and whine about his fines, compare them to others, repeat offender etc. etc.

  • bike

    Noah has a ponytail and no tattoos. Believe it or not, that counts for something.

  • http://soundcloud.com/tray-8 T-Ray

    My thoughts exactly. I believe if they were to address it they should do it behind closed doors.

  • jrandz

    F*CK THIS. Treat everyone equal.

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  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    it’s not a fish attack. Fined is correct.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ Nick Tha Quick

    *It’s. *That’s


    Tomorrow’s Headline: “Matt Barnes fined 25k for asking why Noah was only fined 15k”

  • danpowers



    did you read the tweet?

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    lol yes but you gotta make it look like a joke, you can’t correct an honest comment with a fake correction without making the joke more clear or else i’m going to make myself look stupid haha

  • Laura Toby

    Matt Barnes fined 25k for asking why Noah was only fined 15k

  • therichardkirby

    DRose is mad comfortable on the bench LMAO! Looking like a regular spectator

  • LakeShow

    What does it count for? Out of curiosity…

  • nbk troll

    Maybe if Matt Barnes was an All-Star and not a journeymen he would get some slack

  • http://triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    Allstars pay less….

  • Interdico Scriptor

    My thoughts exactly

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  • Interdico Scriptor

    Yr having trouble with this today. It’s the Pau Gasol rumours got yer head a spinning…

  • http://twitter.com/sooperfadeaway nbk

    Yep Haha this is the one that prompted me to reread the top. I got a chance to use the joke appropriately above where I also didn’t catch the joke….

  • https://twitter.com/jasontichenor Mr. Wet

    someone needs to mash this up with the Half baked F you, f you, your cool, and f you I’m out