August 18, 2008
Hard for the Yard attended two San Francisco Pro-Am games this past month that starred Matt Barnes. Blogger Dewey Hammond wasn't impressed by the new Suns' attitude: "[Last week, Barnes] threw a ball at a referee in disgust, ostensibly because it took the referee too long to a call a foul ... I gave Barnes the benefit of the doubt ... He was getting mugged. But last night I was at game two of the Pro-Am Finals, and here is what I think: Matt Barnes is a dirty player who too easily loses his cool. Plus homeboy can't stop complaining. Ever. It's constant. Seriously, who tries to trip a player in a Pro-Am game?"