Matt Barnes is fined $25,000 for being Matt Barnes (VIDEO)

12/24/13 in NBA   |   natsaar   |   160 respect

Dec 21, 2013; Los Angeles, CA, USA;  Los Angeles Clippers small forward Matt Barnes (22) grabs a rebound in front of Denver Nuggets small forward Anthony Randolph (15) in the second half of the game at Staples Center. The Clippers won 112-91. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY SportsIt wouldn’t be right if Matt Barnes returned and wasn’t somehow ejected from a game, would it?

The forward played his second game back after missing games since November with a left eye retinal tear; he was tossed out for a hard Flagrant 2 against Kevin Love with 56.8 seconds left in the third quarter.

Barnes hung out on the floor after the call to protest it, which seems to be why he got ejected. It turns out he was right to give the refs a hard time because the NBA downgraded it to a Flagrant 1 the next day.

However, since he didn’t leave immediately, Barnes was fined $25,000 by the league.

Here’s the moment in question:
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