Buzz That Was: Barnes not so noble

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Matt Barnes found his way into the spotlight even after getting ejected from the Clippers-Thunder game Wednesday night.

In case you were too busy picking a side in the epic Jennifer Lawrence-Joan Rivers feud and missed out on sports, we've got you covered. Here's everything you missed last night.

Too much free time?

The Los Angeles Clippers topped the Oklahoma City Thunder 111-103 at home Wednesday night. But the real story of the night involved the ejections of Clippers forward Matt Barnes and Thunder forward Serge Ibaka late in the second quarter. After Ibaka got into a shoving match with Barnes' teammate Blake Griffin, the "Basketball Wives" husband and resident instigator went over and shoved Ibaka. Both players needed to be restrained and were given the boot.

What happens next is pretty much the most Matt Barnes thing ever. As he was walking off the court, he headed over to the crowd and grabbed his young son and walked hand-in-hand with him out of the tunnel.

Not one to quietly sit in the locker room or, you know, play with his presumably angry-to-be-missing-the-game son, Barnes sent out a tweet in the third quarter about the incident: "I love my teammates like family, but I'm DONE standing up for these n---as! All this s--- does is cost me money. …"

The tweet instantly made waves because, duh. Barnes quickly deleted it but not before it had been screen-grabbed, shared and quoted everywhere.

Model gets in way

From one enforcer to another, hockey's former lightning rod Sean Avery got engaged to his longtime girlfriend model Hilary Rhoda. While I'm really excited for the pair and blah, blah, blah, I can't help but feel slightly disappointed that the rumors of Avery's relationship with Bravo personality Andy Cohen have been proven false.

I know I wasn't the only one who was prematurely excited for their assumed TV wedding special hosted by Lisa Vanderpump.

That's the ticket!

In "this is why everyone hates America" news, a Kansas City woman posted a Craigslist ad this week in which she offered her wedding ring in exchange for Chiefs-Broncos tickets. If that's not a sign of true love, I don't know what is. And by love, I mean for the Chiefs -- not in regards to that whole husband thing.

According to the Denver Post, the ring is actually from a previous marriage and the tickets will be a gift for her new husband. Awwww. That's swee … it's still weird, but props to you, ring lady, for being creative and resourceful.

Long overdue

What if I told you Michael Jordan needed the Tune Squad more than the Tune Squad needed Michael Jordan? ESPN Films presents a "30 for 30" film. ... OK, so it's not actually real but Yahoo made a "30 for 30" mockumentary on "Space Jam." About time the most high-stakes basketball game in the history of the world finally got its proper due. I mean MJ and crew only saved earth from an evil group of aliens and all.

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