Matt Barnes: Tweet Life

Matt Barnes has never heard the notion, “sometimes walking away isn’t quitting.” On a deep Los Angeles Clippers team overflowing with shooters, enforcers, and up-and-comings, Barnes is, well, 34-years old.

Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers

His hair is shiny and ink-black, with a Sunday-comics look. A quick Google search will yield a cartoon caricature. one defining his decade-long stint in the NBA. Barnes has spent 10 years with 8 teams; a contemporary nomad in a league where commitment is earned. The Santa Clara native’s mea culpa never satisfies; his routine emotional climaxes and the off-court tirades that follow often dwarf his on-court contributions. But make no mistake, Barnes is a critical piece of the Clips puzzle in 2014.

That being said, Barnes has one of the most entertaining, self-aware, and beguiling Twitter accounts in the NBA. It’s likely the most arduous task of his agent and Clippers PR staff alike. Here are some from this season.

Well, I mean, like, not really at all.

When you nearly average one per game, it must be hard to keep track.

Barnes providing activism!

Breaking: Barnes may believe a concussion is a bruise.

A man of mystery.

Did I mention self-aware?

 

Josh Planos

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Josh Planos hopes to one day write about sports like the millennial version of Cormac McCarthy; he's working on it. His work has been featured at Washington Post, Denver Post, ESPN TrueHoop Network, SB Nation, Bleacher Report, Buckets Magazine, and Rivals. Currently, he writes for Washington Post Sports, BallerBall of the ESPN TrueHoop Network, FanSided, and The Pick and Roll. He loves interacting with readers via Twitter. Leads can be sent to jplanos1@gmail.com | Portfolio: josh-planos.squarespace.com | Tweets by @JPlanos

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