Matthew Kelly Barnes, popularly known as Matt Barnes, is a former professional basketball player in the NBA from America who has played for 14 seasons. He was drafted by Memphis Grizzlies in 2002 and won an NBA championship with the Golden State Warriors in his last season in 2017. In addition to his outstanding basketball skills, Barnes was an All-American wide receiver and led the nation with 28 touchdown catches during his senior year.
Matt Barnes’s Quick Bio
Matt Barnes was born on March 9, 1980, in Santa Clara, California, the USA, to an African-American father and a white mother. He is a Pisces and practices Christianity. Barnes is 6 feet and 7 inches tall and weighs around 103 kgs. He has black hair and dark brown eyes. His father’s name is Henry Barnes, and his mother’s name is Ann Barnes. Barnes married Gloria Govan, and the couple has three children named Carter Kelly Barnes, Isaiah Michael Barnes, and Ashton Joseph Barnes.
Matt Barnes’s Career
Barnes began his professional basketball career with Memphis Grizzlies in 2002 and later played for Cleveland Cavaliers and Fayetteville Patriots. In October 2004, he signed with Sacramento Kings and confirmed himself as one of the key players of the team by making a debut record of 17 points and nine rebounds. In October 2006, Matt Barnes joined Golden State Warriors, where he went on raising the bar with his performance. On December 26 of the same year, he made a record by hitting seven three-point field goals. Barnes’s performance then saw a lot more improvement in each game.
Barnes was the team captain for the Warriors in the 2007-2008 season, along with Baron Davis and Stephen Jackson. After completing the season, he signed a one-year contract with Phoenix Suns and a two-year contract with Orlando Magic in 2009. In 2012, Barnes returned to Los Angeles Clippers and was named the team’s Defensive Player of The Year in the following year.
For his last season, Barnes returned to the Golden State Warriors in 2017 and won the NBA championship against Cleveland Cavaliers. The Warrior’s win that year was listed in NBA’s history as the best postseason winning percentage. Barnes announced his retirement in 2017 via Instagram.
Matt Barnes’s Net Worth
The 40-year-old former basketball player’s net worth is estimated to be $10 million. Barnes earned his fortune and fame with his excellence in the sport. As a player of the Los Angeles Clippers in the season 2014-15, he used to earn a $3.4 million salary. In addition to his career as a basketball player, Barnes has also appeared in various TV shows like “Basketball Wives,” “Dancing With the Stars,” and “The Masked Singer.”
Matt Barnes’s brother Jason Barnes was also a football player in the Canadian Football League. In his career of 14 seasons, Barnes had his first championship ring in 2017.
Known for his fierce, competitive spirit on the court, Barnes is a testament to the power of hard work and dedication. Despite facing numerous challenges in his public life, he has shown that success belongs to those who give their all.