Matt Barnes Reveals What Really Happened During That Infamous Kobe Bryant Ball Fake

The hottest debate in the NBA right now somehow concerns something which happened almost a decade ago.

Did Matt Barnes actually pretend to throw the ball into Kobe Bryant’s face during that infamous 2010 moment in Orlando?

This wasn’t even up for debate until The Starters’ Trey Kerby unearthed footage of the incident which seemed to suggest the ball was was thrusted to the side of Kobe’s face, rather than in front of it.

And here’s the actual video of that, for anyone who somehow hasn’t seen it.

But Barnes himself has since denied the swirling conspiracies.

“As far as I know that shit went in his face and he didn’t flinch,” Barnes told TMZ.

“I thought that was a dead story.”

Now we just need Kobe’s response.

It’s undoubtedly coming soon.

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