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Matt Barnes Tweet: Clippers Guard Apologizes For Ejection, 'Poor Choice Of Words'

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Los Angeles Clippers Matt Barnes (2R) and Oklahoma City Thunder Serge Ibaka (L) skirmish in the final seconds of the second quarter, during NBA action, November 13, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. At far left is the Clippers Blake Griffin and at right is the Clippers Jared Dudley. The Los Angeles Times reported November 14, 2013 that in the final seconds of the second quarter of Wednesday's game between the Clippers and the Oklahoma City Thunder, Blake Griffin and Serge Ibaka got their arms e | ROBYN BECK via Getty Images

Following Clippers forward Matt Barnes' ejection from their game against the Thunder on Wednesday night, he took to Twitter and posted an angry message that referred to his teammates using a racial slur. The profane message came after Barnes was ejected from a game following a scuffle with Oklahoma City's Serge Ibaka. Barnes had intervened in a situation that began with Ibaka and Blake Griffin.

Matt Barnes
I love my teammates like family, but I'm DONE standing up for these niggas! All this shit does is cost me money..

On Thursday, Barnes apologized to the Clippers organization and the fans for getting ejected and the tweet, which he deleted.

Matt Barnes
I'd like to take a second to apologize to the , my & & the .. For my actions "cont"

Matt Barnes
Not only on the court, but off.. I was completely wrong for pushing Ibaka & then for what I tweeted following the altercation.. "Cont"

Matt Barnes
I've been doing this for to long to let my emotions get the best of me.. My poor choice of words & timing do not reflect "cont"

Matt Barnes
Who or what I am about.. It was very selfish on my part to make this situation about me instead of my teammates that fought their "cont"

Matt Barnes
Hearts out & earned a big win against a tough okc team.. Now I could have took the easy way out & said, "My twitter was hacked" "cont"

Matt Barnes
But that's not what I'm about, I except full responsibility for all my inappropriate action last night & I am truly sorry!

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