NBA Free Agent Matt Barnes Arrested in Manhattan Beach

The 32-year-old UCLA alumnus signed with the Lakers in 2010, but is not expected to return to the team next season

Tuesday, Jul 31, 2012  |  Updated 6:48 AM PDT
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NBA free agent forward Matt Barnes was arrested Monday night in Manhattan Beach on suspicion of resisting arrest for a misdemeanor traffic warrant, police said.

Barnes, who played the past two seasons with the Lakers, has a $26,000 unpaid traffic warrant for driving with a suspended license, said Lt. Steve Tobias with Manhattan Beach police. It was not immediately clear why Barnes' license was suspended.

The 32-year-old UCLA alumnus was arrested at about 8:30 p.m. in the 100 block of Manhattan Beach Boulevard, police said.

An officer who was aware that Barnes had an outstanding warrant saw him on foot and took him into custody, Tobias told City News Service, adding that Barnes threatened the officer while he was being arrested.

Barnes was released on $51,000 bond late Monday.

The arrest was first reported by celebrity news website TMZ.

The Lakers are not expected to re-sign the free agent after signing 23-year-old Devin Ebanks.

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