David Stern and Adam Silver of the NBA have spoken. A $25,000 fine has been assessed to the 33 year old Matt Barnes for his actions on Wednesday.
Nov. 14, 2013 – Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $25,000 for failing to leave the court in a timely manner upon his ejection and using inappropriate language on his Twitter account during the game following his ejection, in violation of NBA rules, it was announced today by Rod Thorn, President, Basketball Operations.
The ejection occurred with 6.2 seconds remaining in the second quarter of the Clippers’ 111-103 victory over the Thunder on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Staples Center.
Barnes is one of the most passionate players the NBA has seen, but to defer to Twitter in such a manner isn’t worth it. Is $25,000 really important him? I’d say absolutely or he wouldn’t have tweeted it. he is a smart man on and off floor so paying the consequences is something he should be comfortable with.