Matt Barnes’ most impressive highlights were likely performed while under the influence of marijuana.
The retired NBA role player and former Golden State Warrior opened up about his cannabis use to Bleacher Report in a series of special 4/20 roundtable discussions with professional athletes.
“All of my best games, I was medicated,” said Barnes, who won the NBA championship by returning to the Warriors last year after previously playing for the team in 2008. “It wasn’t every single game but, in 15 years, it was a lot.”
Barnes also described his daily smoking routine.
“We’d have shootaround. I’d go home, smoke a joint, take a nap, wake up, take a shower…eat, and go to the game.”
Barnes was joined by fellow league vets Cuttino Mobley, Al Harrington, and Kenyon Martin to discuss the prevalence of marijuana use throughout the league.
Martin estimated that a remarkable majority of players used marijuana during his career spanning 2000-2015.
“I think 85 percent of the League. It was a lot of people who you wouldn’t think (smoked),” said Martin.
“GMs, coaches, presidents. It goes deeper than you would think,” Barnes…