Read on to see what Matt Barnes had to say about Doc Rivers son, Austin Rivers. Get the tea…
Matt Barnes in the NBA has plenty of change. He played with the Clippers, Sacramento Kings, New York Knicks, Philadelphia 76ers, Golden State Warriors, Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies.
Anyways, these days, Matt Barnes, 37, decided to voice his opinion on Doc Rivers as his coach and one season with Austin Rivers as his teammate.
During an interview with Mad Dog Sports Radio, Matt had this to say after the Houston Rockets fiasco and suspension of some of their players.
Barnes said on the radio show:
“To see them coming after Austin is not surprising. Austin kinda rubs people the wrong way. He talks a lot of trash and doesn’t really back it up. I think people are probably tired of that.”
“I kind of think from the Chris and Blake thing that it has just kinda been an unspoken something. There has been something there. You look since I played with them and it kinda came to a head last night. So it was kinda interesting to sit back and watch as a fan now.”
Barnes continued to tell Mad Dog Sports Radio:
“[Austin Rivers] is just very arrogant. I know him personally. At the beginning, it took a little bit to get used to and then as a teammate you just accept him for who he is and have his back as a teammate. But hearing guys talk around the league and seeing guys who had a problem with him while I was playing, I can see why.”
Matt concluded by saying this about Austin:
“He carries himself like he’s a 10-time All Star and he’s not that and that kind of arrogance rubs you the wrong way. And then if you’re talking trash on top of that, there are some guys that’s not gonna have it and I know Trevor is one of ’em.”