Matt Barnes Reveals His Interest In Running For Office

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Matt Barnes just wants to make a difference.

Matt Barnes is one of the more interesting figures in the NBA world. Overall, you probably know him from his exploits as one of the grittier guys in the league. He also tried to make Kobe Bryant flinch that one time, although it didn't work. These days, Barnes can be seen on the All The Smoke podcast where he sits alongside Stephen Jackson. Additionally, he has provided commentary for the likes of ESPN. He is someone who NBA fans like listening to, especially since he keeps things honest.

Recently, however, Matt Barnes came out and made an interesting revelation about himself. Barnes was a guest on "Miss Understood with Rachel Uchitel" where he divulged his interest in the political world. In fact, the former NBA star would very much like to run for some sort of public office. This is a goal he had set years ago, and he wants to make this happen by the age of 50. At 43 years old, he has about seven years to make this happen.

Matt Barnes Explains Future Goals

"I gave myself a goal back in my 30s that by the time I turn 50, I wanted to run for some sort of office," Barnes said. "Whether that be mayor or governor or whatever it may be. It would be refreshing. It's not something people expect, but I know I can make a difference. I still got seven years before that time is up." Barnes went on to note that he is a big believer in trying to do good in the world. This is especially true when you have a platform in which people pay attention to what you say "I try to use my platform to speak up for those who don't have a platform or don't have a voice," Barnes said.

It would certainly be interesting to see Barnes in this kind of position. Moreover, he would get some pretty amazing endorsements from his NBA friends. However, any sort of political campaign takes a lot of time and money. It remains to be seen if Barnes will truly want to go through with that grind. Let us know what you think of Barnes' comments, down below.


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Alexander Cole is the current Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop. He started at HotNewHipHop back in 2018 where he began as a Sports and Sneakers writer. During this time, he has shown an expertise in Air Jordans, Yeezys, and all things that have to do with Nike. His favorite kicks are the Air Jordan 1 High OG, the Air Jordan 4, the Air Jordan 6, and the Adidas Yeezy Boost 350 V2 in the "Beluga 2.0" colorway. Although his collection might not be the biggest, he is always looking to add new styles to it. When it comes to sports, Alex has a particular interest in the NBA and the NFL. His favorite teams are anywhere LeBron goes, and the Kansas City Chiefs. As a Montrealer, the Montreal Canadiens hold a special place in his heart, even if they haven't won the Stanley Cup in his lifetime. Alex also works for the Concordia Stingers, where he provides play-by-play and color commentary for the football, hockey, and basketball teams His favorite hip-hop artists are Kendrick Lamar, Playboi Carti, Travis Scott, and Lil Uzi Vert.