Social media shouldn’t be this serious, but it appears someone thinks it is. Matt Barnes posted a few tweets last night explaining that a lawyer contacted him on behalf of a client. The lawyer told Barnes, “If I don’t stop ‘being mean’ to a certain person via social media, that this particular ‘person’ was gonna file a restraining order on me.”

Barnes doesn’t name names, instead playing fake coy about not knowing who the unnamed player was. Anyone who has been paying attention to Barnes’ off court issues over the past year (or Kanye West’s “30 Hours”) should know who he’s talking about, but we’ll give you a refresher.

Just before this year’s NBA season started, Matt Barnes heard from his twin sons that his former teammate Derek Fisher was at the house Barnes and his estranged wife once shared. Barnes “went crazy” and “drove down there to beat the shit out of him,” explained one source at the time. Barnes was eventually suspended for a game, and then subsequently written into the history books by becoming a Kanye West joke/ad-lib.

Barnes hasn’t let issue slide though, continually making social media posts making fun of Derek Fisher. They aren’t particularly harmful, so Derek Fisher must have pretty thin skin for this to get to him (assuming it was his lawyer on this call). Trash talking is like a second language for social media, so we’re pretty disappointed in Fisher’s response. Check out a couple of Barnes’ hilarious posts below, including a picture he posted recently that takes shots at both Fisher and the D'Angelo Russell-Nick Young-Iggy Azalea debacle.

Thank God For 2016! 2015 hands down was the worst year of my life! * *Lost the women I loved,the mother of my kids, my Dogg.. I had to walk away from the only thing I've wanted, MY OWN FAMILY! "They call that karma" *To being traded away from a team & city I love! "They call that the business" *Lied on by a pop star Who's lucky I stuck to the script & didn't expose her lien ass Funny thing about texts & pics is they DONT LIE! "I Guess" "They call that getting played" *Last BUT NOT LEAST... Being stuck in the "triangle offense" w my ex & snitch, I mean former teammate & friend.. Who went behind my back, messed w my ex, got caught, got dealt w for being a snake, then ran & told the Police & NBA.. Instead of taken that ass whoopin like a man & kept it moving....! WHERE THEY DO THAT AT? Guess cause I didn't SNITCH, I get a 2 game suspension by the league "They call that LIFE" WHEN IT RAINED, IT POURED in 15 All this played out like a bad reality show, a nightmare, for your amusement & entertainment! For you to critique, make fun of, crack jokes & laugh about.. "What I shoulda did" or what "y'all would have done" Hmmmm... I say all this not for sympathy, because I had a hand in all the bad $h!t that happened.. I was never perfect in my relationship, I didn't see eye to eye w my head coach.. I was warned SEVERAL times about ole girl & I introduced love ones to people who I "thought were FRIENDS"... Lesson Learned!! This is for all of you who had a F@#%ed up year... To let you know I'm right there w you, We In this together! Everyone has ups & downs in this game called LIFE... It gets better.... "I think" Hahaa nah it does, trust me! --- -Remember God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers!!! -Stay positive, hold ya head, tighten your circle & stick to your instincts.. -It's not about how many times you fall down, it's about how many times you get up! Heres to freeing your hands of all the bullshit of 2015 & preparing for the blessing God has in store for us all in 2016!  HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOVE #THEBADGUY

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