Matt Barnes is calling it a career after 15 years in the NBA.
Barnes announced his retirement in an Instagram post Monday where he took an image of himself hanging out in sweatpants.
“Had a cool 15yr run!! Took a trip the world fulfilled alota cool individuals, some will be siblings for the rest of my life! NOW … You informing me I can dress like this for service conferences & & make more loan off the court than I made ON ?? & & spend more time with my kids ??!!” Barnes composed in the caption of the post.
The 37-year-old concluded the post stating he wasn’t supposed to have a career but wound up making it anyhow.
“Love me or HATE ME, I DID IT MY WAY!!,” Barnes wrote.
Barnes was drafted with the 46th pick in the 2002 NBA Draft by the Memphis Grizzlies from UCLA but was right away traded to the Cavaliers.
He hung around in the ABA prior to lastly making it to the NBA. In between 2004-2017, the small forward played for the Clippers, Kings, Knicks, 76ers, Warriors, Suns, Magic and Lakers. He belonged of the Warriors group that won the NBA title this past year.
Barnes will probably be kept in mind for his run-in with then-Knicks coach Derek Fisher in 2015. The NBA player faced Fisher at the house of his separated spouse, Gloria Govan, while his kids were at the home. The 2 had actually been friends and teammates when they were on the Lakers.