Matt Barnes Calls 2015 “Worst Of His Life”

By Staff  |  01/02/2016

Matt Barnes

If you think you had a bad year, NBA player Matt Barnes feels like he's had it worse.

The Grizzlies forward took to Instagram this week to reflect on a year he calls "hands down" the worst year he's ever had.

In addition to posting a photo of a phrase that reads, "Success Is What Happens When You Survive All Of Your Mistakes," Barnes wrote a long message in the caption with an optimistic outlook on 2016. "Thank God For 2016! 2015 hands down was the worst year of my life!"

He then goes on to list the things that went wrong, starting with "lost the women I loved, the mother of my kids." He adds that he had to walk away from the only thing he's ever wanted, "MY OWN FAMILY!"

Barnes is referring to his split from estranged wife Gloria Govan, and his well-publicized altercation with Knicks coach Derek Fisher in October, which ultimately resulted in a two-game suspension.

"I stuck in the 'triangle offense' w my ex & snitch, I mean former teammate & friend. Who went behind my back, messed w my ex, got caught, got dealt w for being a snake, then ran & told the Police & NBA," Barnes wrote on IG. "Instead of taken that a-- whoopin like a man & kept it moving....! WHERE THEY DO THAT AT? Guess cause I didn't SNITCH, I get a 2 game suspension by the league 'They call that LIFE.'"

Thank God For 2016! 2015 hands down was the worst year of my life! * *Lost the women I loved,the mother of my kids, my Dogg.. I had to walk away from the only thing I've wanted, MY OWN FAMILY! "They call that karma" *To being traded away from a team & city I love! "They call that the business" *Lied on by a pop star Who's lucky I stuck to the script & didn't expose her lien ass Funny thing about texts & pics is they DONT LIE! "I Guess" "They call that getting played" *Last BUT NOT LEAST... Being stuck in the "triangle offense" w my ex & snitch, I mean former teammate & friend.. Who went behind my back, messed w my ex, got caught, got dealt w for being a snake, then ran & told the Police & NBA.. Instead of taken that ass whoopin like a man & kept it moving....! WHERE THEY DO THAT AT? Guess cause I didn't SNITCH, I get a 2 game suspension by the league "They call that LIFE" WHEN IT RAINED, IT POURED in 15 All this played out like a bad reality show, a nightmare, for your amusement & entertainment! For you to critique, make fun of, crack jokes & laugh about.. "What I shoulda did" or what "y'all would have done" Hmmmm... I say all this not for sympathy, because I had a hand in all the bad $h!t that happened.. I was never perfect in my relationship, I didn't see eye to eye w my head coach.. I was warned SEVERAL times about ole girl & I introduced love ones to people who I "thought were FRIENDS"... Lesson Learned!! This is for all of you who had a [email protected]#%ed up year... To let you know I'm right there w you, We In this together! Everyone has ups & downs in this game called LIFE... It gets better.... "I think" Hahaa nah it does, trust me! --- -Remember God gives his toughest battles to his strongest soldiers!!! -Stay positive, hold ya head, tighten your circle & stick to your instincts.. -It's not about how many times you fall down, it's about how many times you get up! Heres to freeing your hands of all the bullshit of 2015 & preparing for the blessing God has in store for us all in 2016!  HAPPY NEW YEAR, LOVE #THEBADGUY

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Later, he mentions being "traded away from a team & city I love!" And finally, says his life last year "played out like a bad reality show, a nightmare, for your amusement & entertainment! For you to critique, make fun of, crack jokes & laugh about."

Barnes also made headlines, when he insinuated that he and Rihanna were an item, which the pop star shot down... immediately.