Barnes suspended for Clippers’ opener

Matt Barnes will miss the Los Angeles Clippers’ season opener on

Wednesday night while serving a one-game suspension issued by the

NBA after he pleaded no contest last month to a misdemeanor for

resisting, delaying or obstructing a police officer.

He was arrested in Manhattan Beach in July on suspicion of

threatening a public official, which is a felony. The 32-year-old

forward was arrested after an officer who was aware he had an

outstanding warrant for a misdemeanor traffic violation approached

him on foot.

The Los Angeles County district attorney’s office chose to file

a misdemeanor and it agreed to a deal on the lesser charge.

Barnes signed with the Clippers during the offseason after

playing the last two seasons with the Lakers.

The Clippers host the Memphis Grizzlies on Wednesday night.