Sacramento Kings star Matt Barnes is a wanted man after reportedly choking a woman inside a New York City nightclub.
TMZ first broke the story; while at Avenue Nightclub on Monday morning, Barnes apparently got into an altercation with three different people, which ultimately ended with him putting hands on all parties involved.
Per the news outlet, the athlete got into an argument with a woman at the club and attempted to choke her. That’s when two other people tried to intervene; however, Barnes wound up hitting both of them.
TMZ captured Barnes and his teammate DeMarcus Cousins leaving the venue following the incident and in the clip, you hear Cousins say something like, “Matt hit the s*** out this ni***!”
Just hours before Barnes arrived to the club, the father of two posted this snapshot on Instagram with the caption: “@brandwills here goes your photo bro.. You know I hate taken these f@ckn selfies. Ha! But this jacket & shoes on point..S/O @jerrylorenzo for the kicks! @dsquared2 coat @fearofgod shoes.”
The baller, who was in town playing the New York Knicks, has not responded to the incident.
It definitely was a rough night for the athlete, who not only lost to the Knicks 106-98, but was taunted throughout the game by fans chanting Derek Fisher’s name. Fisher is the retired former teammate of Barnes who is now dating his ex-wife, Gloria Govan.
Calls to the Kings have not been returned.
5 Reasons You Need To Know Daveed Diggs
If you don’t know the name Daveed Diggs you will now! The Oakland native is definitely one to watch in Hollywood. Here are five reasons why.
1. He has already taken Broadway by storm.
In 2016 Diggs nabbed a Tony and a Grammy award for his role as Marquis de Lafayette/ Thomas Jefferson in “Hamilton.” Believe it or not Diggs didn’t even audition for the role. While substitute teaching in Marin County, CA he met Hamilton’s eventual star and creator Lin Manuel-Miranda and director, Thomas Kail who invited him to join their free-style rap group and later helped them craft the fast-rapping revolutionary.
2. He’s funny.
Diggs is proving he’s also got some amazing comedy chops with two memorable recurring sitcom roles: one as Perry, the crush du jour for Kimmy (Ellie Kemper) on Netflix’s Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and the other on ABC’s black-ish as Johan, the free-spirited brother of Rainbow (Tracee Ellis Ross). In fact, Black-ish creator Kenya Barris wrote the role for Diggs after being “blown away” by his performance on stage.
3. His first feature film Wonder is in theaters now.
In the film based on the New York Times best-selling novel of the same name, Diggs plays Mr. Browne the fifth grade teacher at the school where lead Jacob Tremblay attends. Diggs landed the role after wrapping his run in “Hamilton” and told HH it was like a crash course in film acting alongside Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson.
4. He’s a rapper.
His experimental noise rap group Clipping has garnered a major cult following on Youtube. Their LP CLPPNG was an Album Of The Week back in 2014. And in 2016 the trio performed on The Late Late Show with James Corden to promote the release of their six-track EP Wriggle.
5. He is executive producer of ABC’s The Mayor.
The show about a struggling young rapper (Brandon Micheal Hall) who runs for local office (and wins) to boost his popularity, debuted this Fall and already is garnering wave reviews. Not surprisingly Diggs and his Clipping bandmates William Hutson and Jonathan Snipes, also produce all the music for the show.
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