Matt Barnes’ lawyer gets court date pushed back: ‘I have reason to believe my client will be playing in the NBA Finals’

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Matt Barnes has gone from the cellar-dwelling Kings to the championship-favorite Warriors.

That complicates Barnes’ schedule as he faces a misdemeanor assault charge.

His lawyer, Alex Spiro, made that case at today’s arraignment.

Judge Herbert Moses asked Spiro if his client could return to court in mid-June.

Spiro quipped that Barnes might be unavailable.

“I have reason to believe my client will be playing in the NBA Finals,” he said.

“Good luck,” the judge said before giving Barnes a June 27 return date.

Spiro is just looking out for his client’s best interests. Barnes should push for a court date after June 18, the last possible day of the Finals.

But hasn’t Spiro ever heard of a jinx?