Clippers’ Matt Barnes Apologizes For Inflammatory Tweet, Ejection

Source: Broderick Turner / Los Angeles Times

Embattled Clippers forward Matt Barnes was back on Twitter again Thursday, this time to offer an apology to his teammates, the Clippers organization and fans for his rude behavior and inappropriate remarks after being ejected from the Clippers’ victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday night.

Barnes got himself ejected after a pushing and shoving match with Thunder forward Serge Ibaka, who was also ejected.

Barnes had run in to help teammate Blake Griffin, who also had gotten into a shoving match with Ibaka with 6.2 seconds left in the second quarter.

While the game was still going on, @Matt_Barnes22 fired off a tweet that included a racial epithet and a profanity: “I love my teammates like family, but I’m DONE standing up for these …! All this … does is cost me money.”

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