Matt Barnes Wants the Award for Worst Year Ever

Matt Barnes

Matt Barnes Wants the Award for Worst Year Ever

The NBA player laments about Rihanna, Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan in an epic Instagram post.

Published January 2, 2016

One person who was quite happy to see the clock strike midnight on 2015 is Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes. He took to Instagram to vent about the passing year in what he called “hands down the worst year of my life!” And while that sounds like a bit of a dramatic statement, Barnes does have some pretty convincing evidence to back it up.


The low point of last year for Barnes was when he, “lost the women I loved, the mother of my kids,” he wrote, adding that he had to walk away from the only thing he’s ever wanted, “MY OWN FAMILY!”

Barnes rceived a two-game suspension after a nasty fight with his estranged wife Gloria Govan, and his former teammate, New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher at Govan’s home just before holidays. In his post, he made sure to call out Fisher, who he says “went behind my back, messed w my ex, got caught for it, got dealt w for being a snake,  then ran & told the police & NBA.  Instead of taken that a – whoopin like a man & kept it moving…!”

This would have been enough to make 2015 a trying year for Barnes, but the hits didn’t stop there. He also mentioned drama with a certain Bajan beauty he was trying to publicly link himself to over the summer. He told TMZ that he was dating Rihanna, and that they were “just past the crush stage.” The singer promptly shut down the rumors, saying she had never even met Barnes. “Lied on by a pop star who’s lucky I stuck to the script and didn’t expose her lien as*…funny thing about texts and pics is they DON’T LIE!” he ranted. 


Lastly, Barnes lamented over this season's move from Los Angeles to Memphis and, “being traded away from a team & city that I love!”

It wasn't entirely a pity party, though. He ended with a message of hope and also posted a video of Tupac Shakur explaining his need to talk from his heart and be real. Barnes captioned the clip, “That’s it……!  Always gonna come from a real place, hate it or love!"

Read the rant in full and watch the co-parents talk about what they love (and hated) about each other before the drama in the Just Keke Rewind! below.

Thank God For 2016! 2015 hands down was the worst year of my life! * *Lost the women I loved,the mother of my kids, my Dogg.. I had to walk away from the only thing I've wanted, MY OWN FAMILY! "They call that karma" *To being traded away from a team & city I love! "They call that the business" *Lied on by a pop star Who's lucky I stuck to the script & didn't expose her lien ass Funny thing about texts & pics is they DONT LIE! "I Guess" "They call that getting played" *Last BUT NOT LEAST... Being stuck in the "triangle offense" w my ex & snitch, I mean former teammate & friend.. Who went behind my back, messed w my ex, got caught, got dealt w for being a snake, then ran & told the Police & NBA.. Instead of taken that ass whoopin like a man & kept it moving....! WHERE THEY DO THAT AT? Guess cause I didn't SNITCH, I get a 2 game suspension by the league "They call that LIFE" WHEN IT RAINED, IT POURED in 15 All this played out like a bad reality show, a nightmare, for your amusement & entertainment! For you to critique, make fun of, crack jokes & laugh about.. "What I shoulda did" or what "y'all would have done" Hmmmm... I say all this not for sympathy, because I had a hand in all the bad $h!t that happened.. I was never perfect in my relationship, I didn't see eye to eye w my head coach.. I was warned SEVERAL times about ole girl & I introduced love ones to people who I "thought were FRIENDS"... Lesson Learned!! This is for all of you who had a F@#%ed up year... To let you know I'm right there w you, We In this together! Everyone has ups & downs in this game called LIFE... It gets better.... "I think" Hahaa nah it does, trust me! --- -Remember God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers!!! -Stay positive, hold ya head, tighten your circle & stick to your instincts.. -It's not about how many times you fall down, it's about how many times you get up! Heres to freeing your hands of all the bullshit of 2015 & preparing for the blessing God has in store for us all in 2016!  HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOVE #THEBADGUY

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