NBA: Matt Barnes Discusses His Issues With Mo Cheeks: ‘I would still to this day slap him in his face’

Matt Barnes has developed a reputation as a hothead and villain in the NBA and he isn’t showing any signs of changing that. While on The Vertical Podcast with JJ Redick, Barnes recounted the issues he had with Mo Cheeks, who was his coach in Philadelphia during the 2005-06 season.

(Video) NBA: Matt Barnes Warns Youth Stay Out of Trouble, Cops Are Killing & Getting Away With It

Many celebrities are speaking out against police brutality and unlawful killings in the wake of the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile.  Matt Barnes was asked about the situation and had advice for the youth.

(Photos) NBA: Ayesha Curry, Marreese Speights & Matt Barnes All Go In On LeBron James

Klay Thompson isn’t the only one who had some slick words for LeBron James after Draymond Green’s suspension.  Many felt LeBron provoked Draymond by stepping over him and that’s when the shot to the nuts occurred.  Green also reportedly called LeBron a “bi–h.”  LeBron replied that he’s a grown man with kids and Draymond reportedly said “you’re still a bi–h.”  LeBron was very upset after the incident and said Draymond said some things that he should never say.  In addition to stepping over Draymond, there were complaints that LeBron cried to the league, getting Draymond suspended.  Stephen Curry’s wife Ayesha Curry, along with Warriors’ Marreese Speights and Matt Barnes (who hopes to be a Warrior next season), all had words for LeBron.

(Video) NBA: Matt Barnes Discusses Dating Rihanna, Derek Fisher Fight & More

Matt Barnes recently appeared on Hollywood Unlocked and discussed a multitude of things he’s been in the headlines for.  One topic was the Rihanna situation.  Barnes admitted to dating the superstar but Rihanna denied even knowing him.  Matt was very coy but addressed the situation.  Another topic was the infamous fight with Derek Fisher over Barnes ex-wife Gloria Govan.  Barnes says he and Fisher were closer than Derek portrayed to the media and he was angry with the way they went about everything.  Barnes also discusses how the NBA likes to label him as the villain.

(Video) NBA: Matt Barnes on Fighting Derek Fisher or Colin Kaepernick: ‘I’ll f–k both of ’em up’

Matt Barnes isn’t afraid to put his fist where his mouth is and he doesn’t have love for neither Derek Fisher nor Colin Kaepernick.  So he was asked, who would he rather fight?  Check his answer.

(Photos) NBA: Matt Barnes Wishes Gloria Happy Mother’s Day While She’s at Premiere w/ Derek Fisher & Kids

Matt Barnes won’t be throwing anymore fists (for now) as he’s decided to be a bigger man and accept his ex-wife Gloria Govan’s relationship with his former teammate Derek Fisher.  Barnes wished Govan a Happy Mother’s Day yesterday, posting a heartfelt message on his Instagram with a picture of her and their twin boys.  Someone commented on Barnes picture saying it’s messed up that Gloria is having a great day with Fisher.  Barnes says he’s “over it”, he did what he had to do it and is moving on.  Fisher also posted a mother’s day message to Gloria, also putting up a picture of Glo and her twin boys from Barnes.  Fisher and Govan were spotted flicking it up on the red carpet for the “Angry Birds” movie premiere with the twins Isaiah and Carter.

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