To put it extremely mildly, Matt Barnes has a long history of being a poor NBA citizen.
Near the end of the Clippers’ loss to the Wizards on Friday, he exhibited more of the behavior he’s become known for, and it cost him $25,000.
The league’s official release:
Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for kicking a water bottle into the stands and directing profane language at fans, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The incident occurred with 2:09 remaining in the fourth quarter of the Clippers’ 104-96 loss to the Washington Wizards on Dec. 12, at Verizon Center.
I checked both the home and away broadcast feeds to see if there was video of Barnes’ behavior, but no such luck.
Still, it isn’t at all difficult to believe given his body of work.