Matt Barnes of Los Angeles Clippers fined $25,000 for inappropriate language, blames Phoenix Suns owner Robert Sarver - ESPN Los Angeles
Matt Barnes was fined $25k for inappropriate language towards a fan. Barnes takes to Twitter to claim that it wasn't a fan, but Suns owner, Robert Sarver. Obviously upset, Barnes continues on with a few more tweets. In which he may end up getting fined for. Again.
*The best Tweet from that rant*
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I might need to find a second job with all these crazy tecs & fines. I Can see it now LA TIMES.. "Costco worker by day nba player by night" </p>— Matt Barnes (@Matt_Barnes22) <a href="https://twitter.com/Matt_Barnes22/status/560188732121571328">January 27, 2015</a></blockquote>
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The follow up to that Tweet, on Instagram.
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Air of underachievement still hangs over Clippers | NBA.com
Almost being at the All-Star break, there's that looming question; Do the Clippers have what it takes to go all the way and get Larry? This article gives a mid-season report card on how the Clippers are doing. From their point of view, of course.
Jamal Crawford Turns Chris Paul Turnover into Crucial Bucket in Clippers Win | Bleacher Report
ICYMI: Jamal Crawford making big plays in that very strange(to say the least) win against the Denver Nuggets.
Glen Davis gives Clippers a jolt often just by word of mouth - LA Times
Glen Davis takes it upon himself to not only pump up his teammates, but the fans around the Staples Center, too.
Calling the shots: Clippers' Thate meticulously fixes Griffin's technique - The Orange County Register
For it to work, they had to work. Blake Griffin first met Bob Thate inside a Santa Monica gymnasium in the summer of 2010, before Griffin’s rookie season. The two men talked about Griffin’s shot. They even went through a workout.
As always, I leave you with a question or two:
- What do you think of Glen Davis and his energy?
- Do you feel the Clippers have underachieved this season or have lived up to expectations?