The Sacramento Kings were in Manhattan to take on the New York Knicks Sunday, and Matt Barnes is reportedly sought after by police.
Following the game, which Sacramento lost 106-98, law enforcement is looking for Barnes after he allegedly choked an unarmed woman and hit two other people who tried to diffuse the situation, according to TMZ Sports.
Barnes and a teammate, who looks to be DeMarcus Cousins, weren’t at the scene early Monday morning when police arrived.
Sacramento’s comeback against the Knicks on Sunday night was spurred by Cousins, who erupted for 36 points and 12 rebounds but shot just 9-of-30 from the field. Barnes played 17 minutes, missed ten of his 11 field goals and scored just two points.
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Toward the end of the game, the Madison Square Garden crowd unleashed a “Derek Fisher” chant when Barnes was inbounding the ball. The two have a well-documented history together which includes being teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers, but Barnes has a new disdain for Fisher since their altercation over his ex-wife.
Police are actively searching for Barnes and want him to come in for questioning.
This isn’t the first run-in with law enforcement for the 36-year-old. Back in 2010, Barnes got arrested on suspicion of domestic violence against his ex-wife, Gloria Govan. He was then arrested in 2012 for driving with a suspended license and threatening a police officer.
In 20 games with the Kings this season, Barnes is averaging 7.5 points on 35.8 percent from the field, 5.0 rebounds and 2.7 assists. Sacramento’s next game is Wednesday against the Dallas Mavericks.
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