Matt Barnes: "I spoke on Ime Udoka's defense and after finding out the facts I erased what I posted because this situation in Boston is deep, messy and 100 times uglier than any of us thought. Some things happened I can't condone. It's not my place to tell you what happened."

  1. For real. If Matt Barnes says a situation is out. Like a crackhead warning you about a bad alley.

  2. I fucking love Matt Barnes. Used to think he was a petty, fake hard ass, but he's really proven that he's just a scrupulous individual who doesn't like to take shit from people who aren't. Sort of a surprising realization.

  3. Hey now, he drove 95 miles to kick Derek Fisher's ass, not 90. Don't shortchange him those 5 extra miles.

  4. All he had to say was "After learning the facts of the matter I am withdrawing my support for Ime. To respect the privacy of the women involved, I will have no further comments on the matter."

  5. Tbf Matt Barnes went after Fisher for banging his ex wife. So if this was the case that Ime banged one of his players or coaches wives Barnes would come out against that.

  6. Man, I'm trying to think what could have happened in the context of a work affair that has people talking like this

  7. I’m absolutely speculating but he might’ve been throwing his weight around with women on the team. Asking for favours and ugly shit like that

  8. TOTAL SPECULATION but one of the worst things I can think of that could live up to these quotes is he got a Celtics employee pregnant and forced her to have an abortion or something.

  9. eventually all these threads of public drama will criss-cross until they weave a biblical coat of many colors of fuckery

  10. Are you kidding ??? What the **** are you talking about man ? You are a biggest looser i ever seen in my life ! You was doing PIPI in your pampers when i was coaching players much more stronger then you! You are not proffesional, because proffesionals knew how to bone and congratulate opponents, you are like a girl crying after i bone you! Be brave, be honest to yourself and stop this trush talkings!!! Everybody know that i am very good coach, i can win anyone in the world in single game!

  11. All of the early hot takes are about to age real badly. For once 98.5 completely nailed it when they said the organization would never drop the hammer like this unless there's a lot more to the story and everyone should just shut up and wait to find out

  12. I pointed this out on Twitter and got attacked. It’s obvious the Celtics likely are trying to get ahead of a bigger story and likely someone was gonna drop a big news story about it.

  13. People are gonna dunk on the Celtics for this but this reeks of them following protocol and trying to get their ducks in a row before anything else happens because potential lawsuits might be popping up soon. Trying to cross their t's and dot their i's type of thing. It also seems like this just kinda popped up recently and caught the the Celtics off guard and now they're scrambling to play catch up without making it worse which is why they just hired a law firm earlier this week*.

  14. It's weird. It's bad enough for people to change their opinions on him being "singled out" but not bad enough for him to be fired or involve the police

  15. Ime might have been in a sexual relation with multiple players, we don't know what's going on in the shower. All i can say is Cavs in 6.

  16. In the showers, I bathed with many, many players, often starters, some bench players, and the mascot, and it's possible a man slipped in. There would be no way of knowing.

  17. Especially for a 1 minute video. Jesus Christ just pull into a parking lot and record it and then continue on your way.

  18. Lots of post getting deleted today lol. I really wanna know what happened because if it’s so bad, fire him. The suspension must just be to buy time while building the case to fire

  19. This was my exact guess in my group chat with my boys. Female staffer, got her pregnant, pressured her to have an abortion with rewarding the staffer professionally if she gets an abortion and keeps quiet, she resists, and then he/goons harass her and threaten her safety and/or livelihood if she doesn't have an abortion and keep quiet.

  20. that’s the only thing i can think of that makes all the vague reporting we have still somewhat make sense. the sex was consensual, unwanted comments asking for abortion, super messy situation especially if it’s someone’s wife

  21. That’s the part that stood out a bit towards the ending. Bc that means someone got hurt to some degree and that could mean a multitude of things, but none of it perfectly aligns.. yet.

  22. the cryptic reporting and conversation around this whole investigation is peak nba. i don’t even know how to imagine circumstances that fit the descriptions anymore

  23. At this point the most logical reason as others have speculated is that the celtics are being extra cautious legally and using the time during the suspension to build up a defense in case of a wrongful termination lawsuit

  24. What a world we live in, where retired NBA role players post videos of themselves weighing in on workplace-misconduct controversies while driving around town.

  25. Yeah so something really dark and ugly happened, off the jump I knew that since the punishment doesn’t really match the crime if it actually was consensual.

  26. I get where Barnes is coming from here though. His fuck up was speaking on it before having the details. Now that he has the details he wants to say in no uncertain terms that he was wrong.

  27. Except when it's bad and affects innocent people's lives negatively. Drama is funny when it's just words. Once you start getting into the sexual assault territory it gets dark fast

  28. Why are you making til toks while driving you idiot. Beeing on your phone while driving is similar to beeing drunk. I bet no one wants to be the one who crashed into a family or just anybody on the streets.

  29. Why anybody would have assumed they suspended their head coach, who took them to the finals last year, over a completely consensual relationship is beyond me. There was always going to be more detail, and it was always going to be worse.

  30. The fact that this is how so many people think it should work, you say some nonsense based on speculation and then apologize later, is just so shitty.

  31. It's better than not apologizing I guess. At least Barnes is owning that he rushed to judgment and fucked up. That's way better than 99% of these cases

  32. Seriously. This plus all those threads putting the photos of random women to speculate on. Every single aspect of this was fucking disgusting, but I'm glad the media can just walk back their statements and it's all okay now.

  33. All of the shit surrounding this Udoka situation has been so irresponsible by the media. Woj and Shams focusing hard on the word "consensual" from the get go, leaks without full information, vague references to wrongdoing, and now even more vague references to how bad it is. It's a bunch of people deliberately saying things they know will rile people up and get the rumor mill churning, and it's doing damage to people who aren't even involved. This shit is gross and could have been avoided.

  34. Could he have been asking for sexual favors for career advancement for these women? Was it favors because of blackmail? I cannot wrap my head around how big this has gotten dude wtf did Ime do

  35. The way people are saying how ugly it is, I'm gonna go ahead and guess he did it with someone that was underage.

  36. Fuck anyone that fiddles with their phone to film themselves while driving. Jfc, pull over or film it later before you run over someone, you dickhole.

  37. How can a consensual relationship relationship be this bad? Was she role playing as Tatum or Smart while he nailed her? Were they using old championship trophies in foreplay? Did he use Russell or Bird's retired jersey for cleanup?

  38. I absolutely fucking hate how in contemporary times there is a rush to defend or excoriate somebody immediately when 99% of the facts still haven't been found or revealed.

  39. My thing is this. If this has gone on to a way more serious issue than two people having consensual sex, how is it just a Celtics issue and not becoming a league wide investigation??? If this is that bad shouldn’t Silver get involved?

  40. People were telling me just yesterday to not be judge-y and even insinuating that because Ime isn't officially married then he and Nia must have some kind of open relationship? I feel like regardless of how open it is, people in power abusing their power in a sexual manner is enough to override it. If it's bad enough Matt Barnes thinks its heinous and the Celtics have tentatively banned Ime, I would imagine it's not very justifiable, whatever the hell it is

  41. You have to think there is a pregnancy involved or something like that. Maybe Ime was trying to coerce the woman into aborting, or something along those lines?

  42. Sadly, that’s too common to pass the threshold of being “really bad”. You hear about NBA players doing that often, and nobody really reacts too much to it.

  43. I understand the instinct to speculate but why don't we just say it's probably bad and leave it at that

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