LOS ANGELES (AP) — Matt Barnes will miss the Los Angeles Clippers’ season opener on Wednesday night while serving a one-game suspension issued by the NBA after he pleaded no contest last month to a misdemeanor for resisting, delaying or obstructing a police officer.
He was arrested in Manhattan Beach in July on suspicion of threatening a public official, which is a felony. The 32-year-old forward was arrested after an officer who was aware he had an outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor traffic violation approached him on foot.
The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office chose to file a misdemeanor and it agreed to a deal on the lesser charge.
Barnes signed with the Clippers during the offseason after playing the last two seasons with the Lakers.
The Clippers host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.