NBA fines Matt Barnes $25,000 for post-ejection antics, Twitter rant

Matt Barnes took his son from the crowd after being ejected. (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)
Matt Barnes took his son from the crowd after being ejected. (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

Matt Barnes shoved Serge Ibaka in a scuffle during Wednesday’s game. (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)

The NBA has fined Clippers forward Matt Barnes $25,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner and using inappropriate language on Twitter during Wednesday’s game against the Thunder, the league announced.

Barnes was ejected along with Thunder forward Serge Ibaka with 6.2 seconds left in the second quarter after Ibaka and Clippers forward Blake Griffin got tangled up during a shot attempt by Griffin. Griffin received a technical foul on the play.

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After his ejection, Barnes grabbed his son out of the Staples Center crowd as he walked to the locker room. As the game continued, Barnes posted a racially charged tweet during the third quarter, “I love my teammates like family, but I’m DONE standing up for these n—-s! All this s— does is cost me money. …” The tweet was later deleted.

Barnes apologized for his Twitter rant Thursday morning.

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