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: