Matt Barnes fined $25K for inappropriate language on Twitter


Clippers forward Matt Barnes, following an ejection from Wednesday night’s match up against the Oklahoma City Thunder, Matt fired off an impulsive Tweet which stated he was done fighting for his teammates. He didn’t use those exact words though and was subsequently fined $25,000 by the NBA for failing to leave the court promptly after being ejected and for using inappropriate language on Twitter following his ejection.

Matt apologized on Twitter – not for the use of the word but for his actions:

“I was completely wrong for pushing Ibaka & then for what I tweeted following the altercation,” Barnes tweeted. “I’ve been doing this for to long to let my emotions get the best of me.. My poor choice of words & timing do not reflect who or what I am about..

“It was very selfish on my part to make this situation about me instead of my teammates that fought their hearts out & earned a big win against a tough okc team.. Now I could have took the easy way out & said, ‘My twitter was hacked.’ But that’s not what I’m about. I [accept] full responsibility for all my inappropriate action last night & I am truly sorry!”