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Matt Barnes on Serge Ibaka: “He’s just dirty.”

Serge Ibaka, Jeff Green

Serge Ibaka, Jeff Green


Matt Barnes may not be with the Clippers anymore, but he hasn’t forgotten his old team’s battles with the Thunder — and some of the questionable plays made by Thunder forward Serge Ibaka. In a radio appearance in his new home of Memphis, Barnes didn’t mince words, outright accusing Ibaka of being a dirty player.

Putting aside the question of whether Matt Barnes has any room to call another player dirty, he has a point about Ibaka’s history with Griffin. Here’s the groin shot from a regular-season game in 2013:

And here’s the one from Game 4 of the Clippers-Thunder second-round series in 2014:

The first time the Thunder play Barnes’ Grizzlies next season is going to be fun.