2015 was a really tough year for Matt Barnes. Here are just a few of the things that happened to him over the course of the last 365 days:
- He yelled something really mean at James Harden’s mom during a playoff game—and was fined $50,000 for doing it.
- He got called out by Rihanna for suggesting that he was hooking up with her.
- He was involved in a physical confrontation with his former friend/teammate Derek Fisher, who is now dating his ex Gloria Govan.
- He got traded by the Clippers and revealed that he didn’t really get along with his former coach Doc Rivers.
- He was suspended by the NBA for two games for his fight with Fisher.
And on and on and on…
It doesn’t sound like any of that is going to stop Barnes from making the most of 2016. But before he rang in the new year last night, he took to Instagram to talk about how much his 2015 sucked, and he didn’t hold back at all. From the problems he had with Govan to getting “lied on by a pop star” to the situation with Fisher, Barnes addressed everything that happened to him last year as only he can.
You can check out Barnes’ entire IG post below. We’ve also pasted his caption underneath the post, just in case Barnes takes it down:
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,
Damn. 2016 has to be better for Barnes, right?
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[via Hoops Hype]