Our friends Over at TNLP had an opportunity to do an exclusive with our newest Laker member MATT BARNES ....* Props to thenolookpass.com
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" TNLP : Did Miami give you an offer?
MB: Miami and the Lakers were the final two teams that it came down to. I had a chance to speak with Pat Riley and I had a chance to speak with Kobe and Mitch Kupchak. They were both offering the same (money)… both great teams… but the Lakers are a proven winning team (going for three in a row). And it came down to me being born and raised in California. Getting a chance to go to UCLA was a dream come true… and another dream of mine was to play for the Lakers. It came down to those two teams and I try to stay on the West Coast. "
Its a really good interview, READ THE COMPLETE THING HERE :