Matt Barnes announced on Monday that he is retiring from the NBA. He played for nine different teams as he built a reputation of being a hard-nosed defender during his 14 seasons in the league.
He announced his decision on Instagram:
“Had a cool 15yr run!! Traveled the world met alota cool people, some will be brothers for the rest of my life! BUT NOW…. You telling me I can dress like this for business meetings & make more money off the court than I made ON?? & spend more time with my kids??!!Ha… MEEEEE the one that wasn’t suppose to be s— & ended up making it!! Let’s Do it! Love me or HATE ME, I DID IT MY WAY!”Advertisement
Barnes won a title last season with the Golden State Warriors after playing in 20 regular-season games and 12 games during the postseason.
He averaged 8.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 92 career games.