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Matt Barnes tells Los Angeles Lakers fans to stop living in past; Clippers are best team in NBA

Jan. 24, 2013; Phoenix, AZ, USA: Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes (22) reacts as he points in the first half against the Phoenix Suns at the US Airways Center. The Suns defeated the Clippers 93-88. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

When Matt Barnes entered the NBA as a member of the Sacramento Kings, he was a relatively unknown kid who worked hard to find a role on one of the league’s worst teams.

As a Northern California native who worked his way off the bench, Barnes became a fan favorite in Sacramento – living the role of the hometown kid who find’s success with his ‘favorite’ team. It was the scenario you dream of as a little kid.

How quickly things have changed.

After being traded to the Philadelphia 76ers and eventually joining the Los Angeles Lakers, Barnes became somewhat of an on-court bully. It’s a role he’s seemed to embrace and now the Los Angeles Clippers forward had a message for his former Laker fans – stop living in the past.

Barnes, an obvious internet gangsta, decided to get into it with a Lakers fan on Instagram this past weekend where he informed his former fan base that they need to chill because the Clippers are the best team in Los Angeles:

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