Kings’ Matt Barnes Wanted for Allegedly Choking Woman in NYC
NBA bad-boy Matt Barnes might be in more hot water with the police.
The Sacramento Kings player is wanted for questioning after allegedly choking a woman at a New York nightclub early Monday morning, according to multiple reports.
Witnesses reportedly told New York cops that Barnes allegedly punched another woman and man, both of whom tried to intervene during the incident, which took place around 3:30 a.m. The choking victim is “possibly a girlfriend’ of Barnes, cops said.
Barnes, who scored just two points in a loss to the New York Knicks Sunday, had left the club by the time police showed up.
Barnes has been in trouble with the law on at least two previous occasions and feuded with former Knicks coach Derek Fisher, who at one time dated his estranged wife.
The 6-foot-7 forward was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of domestic violence but the charges were later dropped. He was also arrested for resisting arrest in 2012 and served two years probation after pleading no contest.