Clippers' Matt Barnes fined $50K for language directed at Harden's mom

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Clippers' Matt Barnes fined $50K for language directed at James Harden's mom
Friday May 8th, 2015

Los Angeles Clippers forward Matt Barnes has been fined $50,000 by the NBA for "directing inappropriate language at a fan," the league announced Friday.

The fan in question was the mother of Houston Rockets guard James Harden

Harden's mother, Monja Willis, recently told TMZ that Barnes apologized for the profane remark when asked by Harden's brother to do so.

The incident occurred during the Clippers' Game 2 loss to Houston, which evened the series at 1–1. 

According to, the Rockets informed the NBA about Barnes arguing with Houston fans during both games at the Toyota Center.

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Barnes was fined $25,000 earlier this year for comments directed toward Phoenix Suns fans.

Game 3 between the Clippers and Rockets is on Friday in Los Angeles. Barnes scored a combined 26 points in the first two games of the series.

- Molly Geary

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