Matthew Kelly Barnes is professionally recognized as Matt Barnes. He is a professional basketball player of America famous for playing around 14 seasons in the NBA. In 2017, Matt played in a league and won the NBA championship and the very popular Golden State Warriors.
Matt Barnes was born in 1980 on 9th March in Santa Clara, California. He is the son of an American-African father and a white mother. He was born and bought up in California. Matt completed his studies at Del Campo High School, California. While being in high school, he was quite interested in basketball, and he became a letterman in both basketball and football. He worked on his skills and way of playing, which made him earn All-League, All-American, All-CIF, All-State, and All-City honors in different sports.
Because of his outstanding skills, he played many seasons at UCLA of college basketball, and for that, he was mentioned in the All-Pacific-10 Honorable selection that took place in 2001.
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In the 2002 NBA draft, Barnes got selected by Memphis Grizzlies, and this made him got traded immediately with Nick Anderson for Wesley Person. For the 2002-03 seasons, he connected with Fayetteville Patriots. He got the opportunity to play with Dennis Rodman at the inaugural season of ABA in 2003. Matt first signed Long Beach Jam and then Sacramento Kings. For the 2004-05 seasons, he was traded with Chris Webber in exchange for Brian Skinner, Kenny Thomas, and Corliss Williamson. He didn’t play in that season because he had a knee injury and was recovering from that.
In 2006, Matt signed Golden State Warriors, and he joined their team. He set the record of hitting seven three-point goals, which was later broken by the very strong player Jason Richardson in 2007. Matt, along with Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson, played for the Warriors team for 2007-08 seasons. No one expected that he would return for the next seasons, but he again signed a contract with Phoenix Suns and won a two-game suspension for his skills and role. He also played for 2009-10 and signed with Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers in 2012.
The younger brother of Barnes was also a football player in Canadian Football League. He got married to his girlfriend named Gloria Govan. His wife also appeared in Basketball Wives: LA and Basketball Wives on VH1. The couple is blessed with twins. Barnes’s life has been full of ups and downs as once he got arrested for doing violence on his wife in 2010. He was also arrested for threatening an officer in the police and driving after drinking with a suspended driving license. After so many issues and domestic violence, Govan filed for divorce and custody of her children, and the couple got divorced in 2014.
The estimated net worth of this professional basketball player is approximately $13 million. He earns his salary by playing at different tournaments and through his outstanding skills.