Before the Golden State Warriors take on their Northern California rival Sacramento Kings Monday night, forward Matt Barnes will receive his championship ring from his former teammate Draymond Green.
Matt Barnes is getting his championship ring tonight. Draymond Green will present it to him.
— Anthony Slater (@anthonyVslater) November 27, 2017
Matt Barnes will receive his championship ring tonight at Oracle when the Warriors host the Kings. Draymond approves.
"It's a good thing man, when you see the real ones get stuff like that." pic.twitter.com/cnVU41wvFo
— KNBR (@KNBR) November 27, 2017
Before last season, Barnes spent two years with the Warriors from 2007-2008, and was a key member of the “We Believe” team that upset the top seeded Dallas Mavericks in the first round of the 2007 playoffs. He jumped between the Phoenix Suns, Orlando Magic, Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers and Memphis Grizzlies, before signing a multi-year contract with the Sacramento Kings last July,
Although he started last season in Sacramento, Barnes finished the year with the Warriors when Sacramento waived his contract. The Warriors signed Barnes to a one-year deal that reunited him with his former team just in time to win his first NBA Finals championship.
As the Warriors steamrolled their way through the playoffs, Barnes averaged 5.1 minutes per game in 12 appearances. During his time with Golden State, Barnes served as the backup forward to Draymond Green, who is fittingly presenting the championship ring tonight.