Report: Rockets told on Matt Barnes to NBA


Matt Barnes talked trash to James Harden’s mom.

Barnes apologized, but that didn’t stop the Rockets from going to the NBA – about both games in Houston.

Calvin Watkins of ESPN:

A source told ESPN that the Rockets informed the NBA about Barnes’ verbal exchanges with fans in both games of the series.

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Barnes was fined $25,000 in December for swearing at Washington fans and another $25,000 in January for doing the same to Phoenix fans (not Suns owner Robert Sarver, according to the league).

I’m sure the NBA will look into this, and I doubt Barnes gets the benefit of the doubt. Watch for another $25,000 fine, or maybe more due to his repeat-offender status.