Matt Barnes is really about that life.
After publicly beefing with former teammate and ex-New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher over his ex, Gloria Govan, the Memphis Grizzlies forward has chased down another off-court beef... literally.
During the waning seconds of Thursday night's Grizzlies-Milwaukee Bucks game, Bucks' power forward John Henson emphatically rejected a layup attempt from Barnes and then flexed on him, holding the pose. Barnes immediately took offense to Henson's ice grill, as the two had to be separated.
Referees ejected Henson from the game with 5.5 seconds remaining for taunting Barnes, but Matt wouldn't let it rest at that. Moments after Henson walked off the court, soaking in applause from the Milwaukee crowd, Barnes went running off the court to look for the Bucks' power forward.
If Barnes allegedly drove miles and miles to confront Fisher, you already know he's going to run off the court to check Henson.
"We just got into the heat of things, going back and forth," Henson told Memphis's The Commercial Appeal newspaper. "It happens. We got the win. That's all that matters. I'm glad I didn't hurt my team when I got caught up with my emotions."
Yeah, John... but you could have hurt yourself. By now, NBA players should know that Barnes will never back down from a confrontation of any sorts.
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