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Ex-Laker, New Clipper Matt Barnes Pleads No Contest On 2 Misdemeanor Charges

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Matt Barnes (Photo by Keith Allison via Flickr)
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Basketball player Matt Barnes entered a no contest plea today in response to two misdemeanor charges of driving without a license and resisting arrest.32-year-old Barnes "was charged in June with driving with a suspended license. When Manhattan Beach police tried to arrest him on July 30 on an outstanding warrant in the first case, he allegedly resisted," explains the Los Angeles District Attorney's office in a release.

Barnes, a California native and UCLA grad, started his NBA career with the Clippers, going on to play with several teams, including the Lakers. He recently signed back with the Clippers.

Barnes' plea was entered through his attorney, and the player did not appear in court. He was sentenced to two years summary probation, ordered to complete 30 hours of community service and to attend 13 sessions of counseling with a private therapist.