Matt Barnes Engages In Twitter Fight With Troll Who Unleashes Cold Blooded Comments About Derek Fisher And His Ex-Wife

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All Matt Barnes wanted to do was state his basketball opinion and move on with his life. That plan quickly dissipated when a man by the name of Drew took great offense to Barnes calling out Patrick Beverley for his failure to contain Kevin Durant. And since social media gives trolls direct access to public figures, the exchange ended with a physical threat by a former professional basketball player to a guy with the Twitter handle @houstonhermes, who in his bio claims to have been banned from Tinder three times.

I really gotta hand it to both Barnes and @houstonhermes–this is one of the most entertaining, hard-hitting Twitter spats I’ve seen in a while.


The amazing thing about this is that these two humans beings will never have another exchange their entire lives. They’ll say the meanest shit they can think about each other and in 48 hours, forget the other person exists.

What a world.

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Matt’s love of writing was born during a sixth grade assembly when it was announced that his essay titled “Why Drugs Are Bad” had taken first prize in D.A.R.E.’s grade-wide contest. The anti-drug people gave him a $50 savings bond for his brave contribution to crime-fighting, and upon the bond’s maturity 10 years later, he used it to buy his very first bag of marijuana.