For those who lived under a rock, Matt Barnes signed on as a free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2010 and after a couple of mediocre seasons, the Lakers decided to let him flock back into the NBA landscape, leaving Matt Barnes a free agent once again. But you know what they say; one team's trash is another signed free agent for the Los Angeles Clippers!
It was announced last week that Matt Barnes signed a one-year contract for the veteran’s minimum of $1.2 million neck tattoos. Don't get me wrong kids, I love Matt Barnes. When he was on fire, he was on fire! One of the NBA's best defenders, second to everyone's favorite crazy Ron "Metta World Peace" Artest. But he's just not that player that he used to be. He lost that edge, that fire that he had when he would dare try to psych Kobe Bryant out by pretending to throw a ball at his head, only to shit his pants when Kobe didn't flinch. He built himself an image, a persona and even a t-shirt line when he went bonkers against the Dallas Mavericks. I'm sure everyone remembers this gem:
I fucking loved it! It's awesome, the best of both worlds; Matt Barnes and Ron Artest. The real life Bash Brothers! Two men full of crazy that would rob a liquor store, only to go back to that liquor store and buy a bottle of Grey Goose. But since that Matt Barnes is gone, they're gonna have to revamp that t-shirt. In Barnes final season with the Lakers, he averaged 7.8 points and 5.5 rebounds per game. Oh but its his defense that is his strongest asset you say? Well, if thats the case then they're going to have to redesign the t-shirt to make it look like this: