The NBA on Tuesday suspended Clippers forward Matt Barnes, for one game (without pay) … after the L.A. Clippers forward pled “no contest” to interfering with the duties of a police officer.
Barnes, 32, was arrested in Manhattan Beach in July on suspicion of threatening a public official, a felony. Barnes was arrested after an officer who was aware he had an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor traffic violation approached him on foot.
But the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office chose to file a misdemeanor and it agreed to a deal on the lesser charge.
Barnes sent a tweet about the NBA’s decision, calling it a “joke” — but wishing his team good luck in his absence. He’ll be back on Friday when the Clippers face the Lakers