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Matt Barnes opens up again about benefits of smoking pot

Listen to what Matt Barnes told Wendy Williams about smoking pot

Former NBA star Matt Barnes appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on May 23, 2017.
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Former NBA star Matt Barnes appeared on The Wendy Williams Show on May 23, 2017.

Former NBA player Matt Barnes, who graduated from Del Campo High School in Fair Oaks, opened up on The Wendy Williams Show on Wednesday about his life after basketball and his support of the use of marijuana.

Barnes, who won a championship with the Golden State Warriors last year and then retired after 14 seasons, also talked about his recent divorce and the fight he got into with his former teammate, Derek Fisher, over his ex-wife.

Barnes recently has been in the news for his frank discussion about being high during basketball games and his making a documentary about cannabis use in the NBA.

On the 4/20 holiday for marijuana enthusiasts, Barnes and a handful of former NBA players took the opportunity to host a discussion on why they believe the NBA should embrace the use of marijuana. Al Harrington, Kenyon Martin, and Cuttino Mobley joined Bleacher Report to film that discussion and have a smoke session.

Barnes explained to host Wendy Williams that using pot helped him cope with the stresses of being a professional athlete and the constant publicity while playing in the league.

"Are you high now?" Williams asked Barnes.

"Um, I smoked this morning. I'm not sure if I'm still high," he answered with a smile.



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