Matt Barnes has been in the news for the past couple weeks as his life continues to be eventful. His most recent incident came with his physical altercation involving Derek Fisher over his ex-wife. An interview following this event found Matt Barnes opening up about his trade and how he felt. The media ran with his comments about Doc Rivers with the phrases “never wanted me” and “couldn’t wait to get rid of me” spreading around. TMZ caught up with Doc and he explained that there is no bad blood between the two. This comes as a confirmation to Matt Barnes’ Instagram post addressing the media’s exaggeration of his life.
I guess I shouldn't be surprised anymore when my interviews or events in my life are taken & twisted up to make me look like an asshole! So this recent article about me "hating Doc Rivers" is no different… I did say "Doc & I never saw eye to eye",which was the truth & I also said "he couldn't wait to get me outa there" which was the truth.. But I also said theres "No Hard Feelings" this is a BUSINESS & Doc did wat he felt was necessary to better his team! Not one time did I say "I hate Doc or the Clippers organization"..It's actually the opposite!! I have nothing but gratitude & appreciation for the franchise that I had a "small part" in help turning around! I did say "I can't wait to play the Clippers & Doc Rivers" because I am a competitor & even tho I love my former clip teammates, when that ball goes up Nov 9th for that next 48mins we are enemies!! It's just funny how EVERYTHING that comes out about me is half the truth or $h!t none of the truth..! The few people in the media that try & paint this negative picture of me you are doing a good job, "hats off to you" but my friends family & teammates know me & the truth & I guess that'll have to do! "Just like I drove 95miles from Santa Barbra to LA" lol smh