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Matt Barnes reportedly arrested on domestic violence charge

6a00d8341c506253ef01348711b26e970c-320wiLakers forward Matt Barnes was arrested and booked Wednesday night into Sacramento County Main Jail on a domestic violence charge and for allegedly obstructing the use of a telephone line, according to a report in the Sacramento Bee.

The story says deputies determined that Barnes and a woman believed to be his girlfriend had a physical confrontation, that Barnes prevented her from talking to 911 operators and that both had visible injuries. Barnes is scheduled to appear in court Monday, according to the report, and posted a $50,000 bond before being released around 9:40 p.m.

The Lakers signed Barnes this off-season to a two-year deal, partly because of his work ethic and defensive toughness. Since then, there have been reports that he slapped an opposing team's assistant coach during a summer league game.

[UPDATED: 12:05 a.m.: According to ABC News 10's website, Barnes told News10's Bryan May, "I was the victim but still got arrested." The report also states that Barnes also texted May, "U know any domestic violence situation 9 outa 10 times the man gets arrested. That's the case here I was the victim but still got arrested. No matter what I say people are gonna think what they want..." Barnes also posted the following on his Twitter page, ""DON'T LET YOUR EARS WITNESS, WHAT YOUR EYES DIDN'T SEE!!!]

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Photo: Lakers forward Matt Barnes was reportedly arrested Wednesday night. Credit: Nick Ut / Associated Press

 
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These are the things that will happen for guys we thought of as "thugs" when they weren't Lakers. We said that about Ron too and while he has been crazy like in Jimmy Kimmel he behaved thus far.

In other words I'm not surprised considering Matt's personality. At the very least this happened in the offseason and not in the regular season which would have made more of a distraction to the Lakers.

Oh, man! Lakerholics keep asking for some court action but not this kind of court. Damn!

Obviously the details of this report remain fresh, so in fairness to allowing everyone to gather the facts and letting the legal process play itself out, I won't offer a full analysis just yet. I will admit, like some Laker fans out there are thinking now, that I can't help but wonder how this will affect his standing with the team this season. But I'll offer a much thorough assessment and analysis once the dust settles.

MM

Crap. Just this once I wish I could have been wrong about a guy. I'm not going to even root for this guy until he gets his act together. Sure, he is innocent until proven guilty, but this is a mistake on his part at best.

We don't need this kind of distraction.

When Ron Artest had domestic problems, he admitted his mistakes and has worked ever since at atoning for them. Matt Barnes needs to do the same. Although to my knowledge Ron wasn't arrested and booked.

Yeah, I agree that this will affect the team. The Lakers have played through adversity before, and a few Lakers have had allegations made about them within the past few years, but Barnes seems to be a very loose cannon.

There is a good-hearted nature, fun loving spirit about Ron Ron that eased my mind when he came to L.A. I have to admit, I don't have an idea what Barnes is like, and I don't see the same type of good-heartedness that Artest has.

Barnes has me worried.

Kobe, Fish and the guys are going to need to sit Barnes down and tell it to him straight. This team is going for a title and can't have these types of distractions. This isn't any of his other stops, he can't let up a second playing for the Lakers.

I'm just glad this didn't happen mid-season, or it would have had the potential of being much more disruptive...

GO LAKERS!!!!! GO TEAM USA!!!!!

So Barnes got caught with a flagrant 2 defending the phone?

Facetious moment brought to you by sheer boredom.

Nothing is sicker than a man who abuses a woman or a child. Pathetic. I hope this loser gets everything the law throws at him.

ROFL @ LakerTom starting all the Bynum debating! Isn't that always the case! Naughty Tom!

KBBlitz, no prob on the name, you have a good memory because you did remember that I was Mike. You really DO read all the posts around here! =D

Rather than go to bed on this news note, I'd rather think of the folly of people debating Farmer over Fisher. That is some funny stuff...

Remember, like MM reminded us, Team USA plays tomorrow morning!

Nite all, thanks for the intelligent debate =)

GO LAKERS!!!!! GO TEAM USA!!!!!

I have to disagree with Blitz. We don't have players who were thought of as 'thugs.' People who played with, played against, coached and interviewed Ron Artest have always said he was a stand up nice guy who played tough and made some mistakes.

Other than that, we have good character guys. Kobe has rehabbed his reputation, and has to all appearances a close family and good relationships. And everybody else on the team is good people. Pau, Lamar, Drew, Fish, heck, a bunch of stand up guys. Barnes has had a bad rep to a lot of people (me and entire crowds of people at Oregon and Cal who played UCLA for starters) for a lot of years. Not the same thing, and that was before I had every heard a thing about anything that happened tonight.

If this blows over, I'm still leery and very skeptical. If there is a serious criminal charge, look into breach of contract and cut him, or at least tell him to stay home. Moral implications aside, the Lakers have a valuable brand and Barnes hasn't done anything for us to earn any leeway.

BLOG CRUE
Not a good thing, so hopefully these two can stay away from each other. Matt needs to relocate to SOCAL and focus on winning a ring.

Colorado (via Hungary) loves our World Champion Lakers!

And a reminder for y'all who were clamoring for more Lakers news this summer; there is a cliche about what no news is. This ain't it.

'Sonny Belfast: Let's remember this little chat, 09/08/2010 at 11PM or so, and look back in 10 years.

I say Drew is destined for greatness, save injuries. We'll see who is right.

Of course, injuries are the wild card. We'll see though.

And, no, we won't trade Bynum for Tyreke Evans - no way, no how!'

Hey Original,

This is one argument that I hope you win, but your caveat emptor, 'save injuries' are the operative words. Probably time to stick a fork in him.
Don't you think?

And no...have no interest seeing Andrew on this young and rising Kings team; not in exchange for Reke, DMC, Casspi, Thompson, Donte, Beno, or any of the other young, promising, and HEALTHY young future stars on this very promising team.

Matt, Matt, Matt. Mark this day Cyber...it's all downhill for the Lakers for some time to come, I'm afraid.

Go Kings!

Sonnybelfast

Seems to me that comments are being held up. Seems to me this could be big news. Seems to me FCM isn't going to get much sleep tonight.

I guess the lesson for the cynic could be; When everybody gets too excited about the Lakers free agent acquisitions over the summer, somebody is going to get arrested.

Another try;
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Wow. This is shocking, horrifying and disappointing news. I never thought it could be this bad, and this changes how I thought about him for the worst;

Matt Barnes lives in Sacramento?

I will say that as a man vehemently opposed to violence against women, I am extremely disappointed in Matt Barnes has allowed himself to be put in this situation by these actions. I hope he seeks professional help for anger and doesn't turn down advice from Ron Ron should he give it.

Um Matt, this is the Lakers, not the Raiders.....

Hey guys - I updated the blog post. Matt Barnes talked to a local television station and also tweeted about the incident.

MM

Nothing is sicker than a man who abuses a woman or a child. Pathetic. I hope this loser gets everything the law throws at him.

Posted by: puddle | September 08, 2010 at 11:37 PM

...or women who themselves attack, and expect no reprisal because Johnny-Law is on their side.

I agree. If Matt is guilty, he should get what's coming to him, and so should she, and I don't mean a big fat diamond.

At this time, no of us can say with certainty what happened. However, the report thus far is that both appear to have sustained physical injury.

I for one, can't imagine almost any woman injuring an athletic, and tough NoCal giant like Barnes, unless of course, they threw the first strike. We'll see how it plays out. Hopefully, the PC crowd won't have their way with this. Let the truth reign.

Doesn't look good for the Lakers.

By the way Puddle, you forgot to mentin puppies.

Go Kings!

Sonnybelfast

All I can say is not good. I'm not saying Matt is at fault, but I am saying he doesn't need to be around anyone that can get him involved in this type of drama.

I'm rationally trying to be calm but as soon as Mark posted this on his twitter my WHOLE DAY has been shocked off.

I'm at lab and I have a huge day ahead and a very (for me) unpleasant incoming dinner at evening and all I can think of at the moment is "Matt Barnes... %4%$/çò@argh&$£???????? " (yeah, just as you read....).

I'm so angry because this FOR SURE is gonna affect the Lakers.

We're not talking about Ron Ron's "creative" crazy mind.

Hewl... this is a violence charge?!!!?

I for one can't stand this.

I will try to rationalize and come up with something WAY later today but I highly doubt a man of his force and size can be the abused one, unless she doesn't own a MX6 in her hands and has a killer shooting targeting record.

Seriously?

I'm just so livid.

This IS NOT PART OF LAKERS CLASS or range.

Matt Barnes: in this moment you can't imagine how much I dislike you, already just for the fuss that you're causing to us.

*grrrrrr*.

Later Fam...

Z.

Ok, some free advice to Matt Barnes; Don't tweet about an impending criminal case.

I found the great Bynum debate to be interesting. I applaud all parties for remaining civil in their discussions.

Edwin - thanks for the post about Ron Ron giving donating his ring to charity...now that's the type of news I prefer reading about the Lakers.

KB Blitz - no problem on the mix up of years.

Good night all!

This guy is a pathetic TOOL, I saw him on the show "Basketball Wives" and I remember him trying to curse out Shaquille O'Neal's wife for no reason. He is nothing but bad news.

"I have to disagree with Blitz. We don't have players who were thought of as 'thugs.' People who played with, played against, coached and interviewed Ron Artest have always said he was a stand up nice guy who played tough and made some mistakes."

Um Phred:

http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/news/story?id=2788871

Ron did thing too in Sacramento no less. I wonder if something is up in Sacrmento that makes NBA players abuse their woman.

(That was joke since beating up your wife is a very very bad crime).

If this does go up as high as some of us are reacting (Zaire I don't blame you for being livid) this might mean a suspension or so for Matt.

It might even get Luke Walton into the court and for the anti-Luke Walton faction I can't wait to see their reaction. Their reaction on how Luke is the problem of all life the universe and everything is so amusing.

what up fellow bloggers..

looks like i've been missin out on lots of drama the past few weeks.. still tryin to catch up on some reading.. (i'm still about 50 threads behind)... just checkin in and will be back with more of my expert laker analysis before the start of preseason.

heres a cool link of kobes trip to china.. a friend of a friend (of friend i think) followed him around and made this documentary

http://solidbutter.com/nike-kobe.mov

for now stay thirsty my friends.. i gotta get me ready for some football!


yellofever - Welcome back. It's nice to have you on board again!

Just a reminder - There will be a live chat tomorrow at 7:45 a.m. for Team USA-Russia.

MM

Thanks for reminding me about Artest. I remember now, he was suspended from the Kings. He has really grown since then. He has admitted his mistakes. Also he is trying to educate other people. But I still think his reputation in general in the NBA was way better than Barnes, as Artest has always had redeeming characteristics.

But let's all hope that Barnes can work his way through this, admit what mistakes he made, and let's hope this isn't as bad for him as it looks. He is still innocent until proven guilty, at least of this. He probably is guilty of being a jerk.

I'll be presuming Barnes is innocent until proven guilty. Athletes can be targets in this day and age. I don't have to spell out that Kobe and Shannon have also unfortunately been taken to court by women who want to capitalize on their wealth. I'm not going to judge until all the facts are out.

I'm trying to find the articles that talk about Ron talking about his domestic violence arrest and his relationship with Kimsha now. Geez there are a lot of news articles about Ron Artest.

Yeah, that is probably one of the most obvious observations i've made in a while.

I believe a person is innocen until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. But man, I've been telling all along that Barnes would be a bigger distraction. I didn't like his signing one bit.

Ray,

I hope you will take the time to repost this excellent link during the day.

Go Kings!

Sonnybelfast

Hey, why wasn't SHE arrested too?

Dumb question huh?

Go Niners!

Sonnybelfast

I cant imagine Pau Gasol becoming friend of Matt Barnes or Ron Artest. Pau is out of his territory in this moment.

Pau, please, turn to Barcelona now. Is time to "Home, sweet home"

This makes me remember summer of 2003...

... after the Lakers loaded with a great roster of players ...

... someone/forces tried to disrupt a great team...

I just hope next year the outcome will be other.

I hope Matt Barnes resolves this situation and comes to camp focused on the team.

People please remember there are two sides to every story. I hope the truth comes out in this matter & both individuals seek the necessary help.

C'mon guys, what's the matter, Ron Artest auctioning his ring for charity is not a 'sexy' enough story for ya? Why do we pander to every negative story that hits the news or web? As the Artest story shows, no matter what you think, you never REALLY have a handle on what a guy is truly like, just snippets like this one.

FCM- um...

I'm still hoping and praying that Luke Walton's back and other body parts stay healthy anyway. I have always had a sense of calmness when Luke's on the court anyway.

KB Blitz said it beautifully:

"It might even get Luke Walton into the court and for the anti-Luke Walton faction I can't wait to see their reaction. Their reaction on how Luke is the problem of all life the universe and everything is so amusing."

Matt, you may have just earned yourself a nice little suspension. If not that, then perhaps a few DNP-CD's.

Hey all.

Well, we were all hoping for no drama. Welcome to Hollywood Matt Barnes. Please somebody tell him he has a right to remain silent and SHOULD!

7 teams in 7 years. This was a red flag to all of us. And we discussed it. We knew there would be a risk and we shall see. But if it was his fiancee, definitely watch a couple of the last episodes of Basketball Wives where she is prominent. She seems like a tough girl and is athletic in her own right.

We obviously don't know what happened but she was portrayed in the show as someone who will stand up for herself and not back down. Either way, this is not good. Camp can't start soon enough where a mentor can be assigned to Barnes ASAP and get him on the Laker bus. We don't need another Rodman.

Cheers all - PLG

Self-destruction, ya headed for self-destruction!

-Boogie Down Productions (KRS-One) 1991


(dbdh!)

FCM? Ah, I get it... Funky Cold Medina! Uh, doy!


DBDH!

Ron auctioning his ring to try and help others.
I would guess a ring like that is a treasure to most athletes, perhaps mostly for the accomplishment that it represents.
Very impressive.
Ron is a nice example of a human turn-around story.

Hopefully, as the season plays out Ron can have a positive influence on Matt, before it's too late.

What does Ron situation has to do with Matt?
Why is Matt "guilty" before he can even say anything? None of us on here knows what's going on. Don't judge Matt, or come to early conclusions. You know what they say about people who assume right? I just think we should keep out of his life. Were just NBA fans(I'm Spurs)Though it's an unfortunate situation let the truth come out then y'all can blab.

franklucas247 - You bring up a fair point. I'd be lying if I said I'm not reconsidering my original stance, but as I said before, I'm going to allow the dust to settle before I give my full analysis. Just FYI - I'm back to monitoring comments. Especially during this time, I want to make sure comments don't get out of hand.

MM

FCM- you might want to check out the comment from 'NYC Finest'

thanks phred - I deleted that comment. Obviously inappropriate

MM

Sacto Bee report with mug shot....

http://blogs.sacbee.com/crime/archives/2010/09/ex-kings-player.html

Are those scratches on his neck or red ink???

PLG

MM: Where's my post!? Nothing nasty or inappropriate or non-factual about it.

Nuggets Country - I thought the comments were sexist in nature and a tad stereotypical

Well, it was only my experience and many of my friends in CA!

I see you let blathering (repeated verbatim every new post that comes up) boilerplate garbage clog up these blogs with junk that goes on for several pages, but concise thoughtful real-life experience gets blown away arbitrarily!?!

There was nothing but the thought of "keep an open mind to the real possibility that there are 2 sides to every story" with real life experience of a loyal and hi-IQ bballing blogger out here in the wasteland of Lakers-NBA-League-Pass-is-the-only-way-to-see-Kobe.

BTW, you allow several outrageous and definitely hateful bloggers to get through with vicious rants and wars all the time. This was not one of those! I will consider this 1st amendment imbalance when judging the gist of what I read in the blog from now now. Thank you for .............

This is great. First, he's already guilty. That's the american spirit, and second he's not what the Lakers need right now. BS, this is perfect. I do not and cannot tolerate violence against women, however, I will be the first to say, when the police come to your door, its the man who get's blamed first. Growing up in a household of domestic turbulance, I've seen it play out. The man doesn't have a chance if a woman is crying, and if she has a stratch, then its over, he's going to jail. However, I think this takes the focus off the team for awhile. and should bring them together, beause Artest is probably saying, damn, glad that's not me.

Nuggets Country - It wasn't blown away arbitrarily. If you want to reword it a little, I'll consider accepting the post. I don't want to censor anyone. I just want to keep order.

MM

Ya know, I've never been able to figure out why people, guys especially, can't learn to remove themselves from a situation BEFORE things come to blows. You know if there is a domestic violence call the guy is going to go away in cuffs. The female might too but no matter what, unless he's got a bullet hole in his head, the guy is going to get hauled off. If you're a pro athlete, not only are you going to jail, but TMZ is going to be there to cover it. So why not just say "you're right" and back away quickly?

I've been married for 30 years...to a Native American (aka "Injun" where she's from) no less and have yet to take any damage.

I wonder if being "right" was worth the $5K it cost Matt to get out of jail.

JR

I don't keep all of the text of them, especially at 3 AM or so. LOL

If you could email it back with what you believe are the bad parts identified, I would appreciate it so I know what is kosher in LA from a Colorado source and ex-semi pro baller. ;-)

See above: Sprotwriter says basically some of what I said, except I have a real life example of how a big man is always judged the culprit just because he is a big man. Now because Barnes has some irrational history a logical thinking person may lean towards his culpability, but my 3-4 AM blog was just showing how a smaller woman can sometimes cause a big man to look culpable where it was the other party who actually is at fault. BTW I have never hit a woman, because I was raised in the 50s and 60s. This is not a post, just don't know how else to communicate otherwise in the context of this blog posting.

"Barnes and Unnoble." Enough said.

Move on, NuggetsCountry.

Give him the number to Artests therapist

It looks like little matt barnes has some serious anger management issues. Um, um reminds me of Michael Cooper and his problems.

Domestic violence is a nasty, nasty thing. Having volunteered at rape and abuse clinics since I was in college, I've heard heartbreaking stories of utter destruction for everyone involved. Should the guilty party be punished? Absolutely. But...

...all parties involved are damaged. So, whether it's Matt Barnes who is guilty or innocent, whether he was hit, or whether he was the hitter, the whole thing is damaging, and they all need help, faith and understanding. It's a cycle and it's difficult to break, and knee-jerk judgments don't help things. It takes work, guidance and time... and it ain't easy (and often no one comes out the other side the better).

For all the people who "pray" for Laker victories, I gotta say: this is a much more important situation to put your prayers to. Everyone involved in this, regardless of culpability needs your best thoughts.

Good luck with this guy! 7 teams in 7 years says something... In Orlando this was the most popular shirt from a local Orlando Magic tshirt shop that boasted other styles such as "Vince is my Homeboy" and "The Polish Hammer".

http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_magic/2010/07/matt-barnes-greatest-hits-with-the-orlando-magic.html

He's correct in saying the man is arrested 9 out of 10 times in a domestic violence case, no matter what the circumstances were. Why do we rush to assume he's guilty?

THATS JUST GREAT!

"Why move on?? And why were my last two comments deleted??

Posted by: NuggetsCountry | September 09, 2010 at 08:30 AM
"

The above is not the real NuggetsCountry.

@63 FOOTER… Very well said. My prayers go out to Matt and his fiancé to get past this for the good of their children and their pending marriage. It’s another example of what happens in a confrontation when one side or the other crosses the line. Hopefully, this will open their eyes and their hearts to be better mates.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
TOM

only denial would allow him to believe he was a "victim." well, perhaps he was honing his defensive skills for the upcoming season or he's just a "mope" and we got stuck with him. lets just hope it doesn't affect his play and thus the team's quest for the coveted championship!

GO LAKERS!!

Dang...

aint this a doosie...

I am going to wait to pass any kind of 'judgement' at all. I ripped Bill Plaschke on his Ron Artest columns the past year. I was especially, frankly, angry, at how he pre-judged Ron Artest and essentially condemned him for the rest of his life as the 'thug in Detroit'.

It not only turns out that Ron has grown from that, but that he is one of the most open-hearted sportspeople I have seen in a long time.

For sure I know that wealthy young men like Barnes have a bulls eye for all kinds of people trying to take advantage. Not saying that happened is what happened, not saying who is at fault, but it is a reality in the world that people can make things up or manufacture things to take advantage.

Idiot.

Innocent or guilty, perp or victim, you've behaved like a Class A moron if the cops have to show up to settle an argument with your girl.

puddle,

>>>Nothing is sicker than a man who abuses a woman or a child. Pathetic. I hope
>>>this loser gets everything the law throws at him.

And your quick rush to judgement makes ME sick. You've already judged him and want to convict him before any of the evidence comes out.

If indeed he is guilty, then I agree with you. But not everyone who is ACCUSED of something is guilty of it. Note that the tiny bit of evidence out so far indicates that there were visible injuries on BOTH Barnes and his girlfriend.

So let me ask you this, puddle... if your girlfriend (or wife) got pissed off at you and started beating you and attacked you, what would you do? Would you stand there and take it? Would you call the police on her? Would you run away? What if she came at you with a tennis racket? or a knife?

Now what if after beating you, she called the police and claimed you beat her. How would that make you feel?

Men are not the only people capable of attacking their significant others.

It may well be that Barnes did hit her. And it may be that she hit him first. You don't know. You weren't there.

This is AMERICA, DAMNIT. You're INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. So stop convicting people before any evidence is reported. It's unamerican.

>>> I don't have to spell out that Kobe and Shannon have also unfortunately
>>>been taken to court by women who want to capitalize on their wealth.

Not to mention that Derek Fisher and Luke Walton have stalkers.

>>>Welcome to Hollywood Matt Barnes. Please somebody tell him he has a
>>>right to remain silent and SHOULD!

Regardless of how the trial goes (if it goes to that), he's already had mud slung at him in the court of public opinion. The fact that HE got arrested makes him look like the bad guy. Pointing out to the public that his girlfriend attacked him is merely balancing the scales in the media. Nothing wrong with that.

Mud - I'm sorry. There may have been a technical glitch because I hadn't seen any comments. Feel free to post it and I'll approve, assuming it's appropriate.

MM

I think it is important to note:

Yes, the guy is arrested 9 times out of 10, but that is because he is guilty 8.9 times out of 10.

If Matt is part of the 1% (.1 times out of 10) that is arrested and innocent, then he is injustly accused. But chances are he is part of the ninety and nine who were arrested justly and he should at least man up and apologize and take what's coming to him and move on.

"puddle,

>>>Nothing is sicker than a man who abuses a woman or a child. Pathetic. I hope
>>>this loser gets everything the law throws at him.

And your quick rush to judgement makes ME sick. You've already judged him and want to convict him before any of the evidence comes out.

If indeed he is guilty, then I agree with you. But not everyone who is ACCUSED of something is guilty of it. Note that the tiny bit of evidence out so far indicates that there were visible injuries on BOTH Barnes and his girlfriend.

So let me ask you this, puddle... if your girlfriend (or wife) got pissed off at you and started beating you and attacked you, what would you do? Would you stand there and take it? Would you call the police on her? Would you run away? What if she came at you with a tennis racket? or a knife?

Now what if after beating you, she called the police and claimed you beat her. How would that make you feel?

Men are not the only people capable of attacking their significant others.

It may well be that Barnes did hit her. And it may be that she hit him first. You don't know. You weren't there.

This is AMERICA, DAMNIT. You're INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY. So stop convicting people before any evidence is reported. It's unamerican.

Posted by: LongTimeLakerFan | September 09, 2010 at 10:25 AM "

I'm disappointed in you LTLF. You and I are usually kindred spirits and I've always been impressed with your measured answers and insightful posts. I would have expected a little bit more respect from you in the way you addressed me.

I'll be happy to address your concerns with my stance once you've put away the metaphorical sword.

I'd rather have a losing season than have thi sscum on my team. Get rid of him.

@Long Live Chick - where are you getting those statistics? They don't jive with what I've seen.

At about 2 a.m. today,
Ray posted a link which expresses a point of view
extremely relevant to the thread topic,
and held by many, many Americans,
and it appears to have been removed.

I really regret not having bookmarked the link.
I would never have imagined that you would delete it,
intentionally.

I even commented and suggested that Ray repost it sometime today,
and I'm not even in agreement with much of it.
It is thought and discussion provocative,
and many can argue that it pertains directly
to Mr. Barne's case in particular.

My post remains. His post, and the link are gone???

(My apologies if you didn’t remove it)

But, is this really what you want to be doing here;
thought policing?

Is all of my sarcasm about the little girls on this board
thinking they need a PC nanny really true?

And worse still, the LaTimes staff, probably by committee,
is going to fill this role?

I lived in Wahhabi Saudi Arabia for about 5 years.

Is this where we have arrived?

Is it a sad day?

Dejavu.

C'mon folks we're jumping the gun here. The news said both parties showed physical injuries. Just like what he said wait till the facts are out before making any judgement.

@ David A:
Give him the number to Artests therapist

Posted by: DavidA | September 09, 2010 at 08:31 AM

Bingo!

Anytime you have to use Twitter to prove your innocence, you are guilty as SIN!!!

Is this the same guy who used to play for the Suns? yeh it's gotta be him. U don't see many haircuts like that around...


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