Matt Barnes has made a name for himself in the NBA industry, but it has not been an easy road to becoming one of the most successful NBA players last season. He was able to get his first NBA Title and has been one of the constant pillars for Sacramento Kings last season. Now after he has retired, let’s have a close look at Matt Barnes’ net worth in 2018.
Born to a Caucasian mother and African American father in Santa Clara, California, Barnes was interested and actively involved in sports from his childhood. Del Campo High School where he did his schooling was a breeding ground for his achievement in sports where he emerged as a letterman in basketball and football. He was conferred with honours of All-American, All-State, All-CIF, All-City and All-League in both the sports.
His brother Jason was a part of the Canadian Football League. Barnes married Gloria Govan who later went on to appear in Television Programs like VH1’s “BasketBall Wives” and “BasketBall Wives: LA”. They were blessed with twins. The arrest of Barnes on charges of domestic violence in 2010 and in 2012 for driving illegally holding a suspended license and threatening police led to the separation of the couple in 2014.
After finishing high school, he enrolled in the University of California, he played collegiate for the basketball team thus starting his professional career. In 2001, he was selected for the All-Pacific-10 Honorable Mention and the next year, he landed the NBA pick.
In 2002, Barnes was selected by Memphis Grizzlies in NBA draft with a 46th overall pick. Simultaneously, Barnes and Nick Anderson were traded for Wesley Person with Cleveland Cavaliers. Cavaliers later assigned him to NBA D-League, and he ended up playing for the Fayetteville Patriots in the 2002-03 season of NBA.
In 2003, after proving his finesse, he joined Long Beach Jam of ABA playing alongside Dennis Rodman. While the team won the ABA championship with 24-7, Barnes emerged with 18.9 points and 6.8 rebound, in average, and proved it to be worthwhile making it into a contract with Los Angeles Clippers for the next half of the season.
In the next season in 2004, he played for Sacramento Kings and debuted with 17 points and 9 rebounds. With his promising score, he became an important rotation player for the Kings but was traded along with Chris Webber for Kenny Thomas Corliss Williamson and Brian Skinner in 2004-05 seasons with Philadelphia 76ers. He was granted an injury release as he was recovering from knee tendinitis.
He continued his career throughout from 2005 to 2017 playing for teams like New York Nicks, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Memphis Grizzlies and Sacramento Kings among others. The last game he played was for Golden State Warriors in 2017.
Awards and Achievements
Barnes was fined multiple times during his career, but he was able to turn the negativity out with his achievements that followed. After being suspended without pay in 2016, he was fined $35,000 for defending his violence towards Fisher in public. He was able to make a record score of 25 points which enabled Grizzlies win over Los Angeles Lakers with a 128-119 score in February 2016.
In the same year, in March he flourished with his career-best performance with a triple-double score of 26 points, 11 rebounds and 10 assists which helped win over New Orleans Pelicans. He received his first championship in 16 years of his career in 2017 after Warriors won the NBA Championship defeating Cleveland Cavaliers by 4-1.
Net Worth of Matt Barnes
Matt Barnes’ net worth is $15 million. After being a champion player, he declared his retirement in 2017, December through an Instagram post.
Starting from the very early age, Barnes has been a sports enthusiast, and throughout his school and college life, he has been actively involved in sports. After finishing off 14 seasons of NBA and professional basketball career of 16 years, he aided Warriors with the NBA history best postseason winning percentage with 16-1.