Police: Lakers forward arrested on traffic warrant



LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Lakers forward Matt Barnes has been arrested on an outstanding misdemeanor traffic warrant and for investigation of threatening a police officer.

Manhattan Beach police Lt. Steve Tobias said Barnes was arrested late Monday as he was walking on a busy thoroughfare in the city about 20 miles southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Bail was set at $51,000.

Tobias said Barnes wasn’t cooperative when he was stopped by police and was going to be booked for allegedly threatening the officer, which is a felony.

Authorities said the warrant was for driving on a suspended license.

Barnes was the Lakers’ top-scoring reserve this past season, averaging 7.8 points per game.