Matt Barnes, the forward for the Sacramento Kings, is wanted by the New York City Police Department for questioning after he’s been accused of choking a woman and punching two others in an NYC club on Sunday night/Monday morning. Both Barnes and DeMarcus Cousins were filmed by TMZ Sports coming out of Avenue, one of the more popular spots for professional athletes looking to blow off some steam on Sunday nights.
In the TMZ video, you can hear Cousins talking about how he had to punch someone who was trying to choke Barnes. Cousins then starts laughing, shaking his hand, and complaining that he left his coat and a bracelet back in the club–two things he says he won’t go inside to get. Barnes, however, doesn’t say anything.
Neither Matt Barnes nor DeMarcus Cousins were around by the time NYPD arrived at the scene. No charges have been filed at this time.
I’d just like to point out that while no charges have been filed, DeMarcus Cousins has a lot of growing up to do. And if the allegations of assault are true, then the same thing goes for Barnes. Why the f*ck would you as the franchise player of the Sacramento Kings talk freely and openly about punching someone when you see a TMZ camera around? As a Kings fan, I’m not asking you to be as quiet as Kawhi Leonard, but I don’t need you singing to the press about all of the altercations you’re in.