Jason Terry: Matt Barnes Is ‘Soft as Toilet Paper’, the Charminator
Jason Terry caused a skirmish between the Mavs and Lakers on Thursday night when he shoved Steve Blake in the fourth quarter (watch the video). Five players wound up being suspended including Matt Barnes who decided to rip Mavs assistant coach Terry Stotts off of him. Well the bad blood between the teams did not cool off there.
On Friday, Terry was a guest on the radio with Colin Cowherd and traded a few shots. He was asked about Matt Barnes and whether or not he feels Barnes is an enforcer type guy for the Lakers. Suffice it to say, Terry highly disagreed.
“I call Barnes the Charminator. You know what that is? That is a guy that’s soft as toilet paper. It’s not only that he’s a Pac-10er and he’s a Bruin, and so you know we hate those guys — us Wildcats we hate Bruins. Whenever you don that uniform, I can’t stand you, other than Reggie Miller. Some guys put on that Laker uniform and you turn into Jerry West, Kareem, and Worthy, and Magic. Those are the real Lakers, not Barnes.
Matt Barnes is a good player, don’t get me wrong. He does a great job in his role and he’s trying to assume the role of tough guy with them, but Ron Artest is that guy for them and he’s the reason why they won that championship last year, not Matt Barnes.”
Barnes, who’s no stranger to trading twitter barbs with opponents, tweeted a response to Terry. He wrote “Me & the Golden St homies laid out the blueprint on how to beat Dallas.. “PUNK’EM” Aint $h!t changed homey.. So enough w/the small talk.” Barnes’ response was specific to Terry’s comment that he only became good when he put on a Lakers jersey. As Terry should recall quite well, Barnes was a key player for the Warriors when as an 8-seed, they knocked off the top-seeded Mavericks in 2007. Well played Barnes, well played.