Barnes gets best of Snoop in Athletes vs. Cancer at Burroughs High
By Grant Gordon, Los Angeles Times, August 7, 2017
Matt Barnes finally got the win he had been waiting years to get.
Four years ago, Barnes, a member of the last year’s Golden State Warriors NBA championship team, put together a celebrity team to take on rapper Snoop Dogg’s all-star squad in a flag-football game titled Athletes vs. Cancer.
Snoop Dogg’s squad won the first three years and met Barnes on Sunday at Burroughs High’s Memorial Field for the fourth game.
Thanks to former NFL quarterback Jeff Garcia switching from Snoop Dogg’s team to Barnes’ in the fourth quarter and suspicious officiating, Barnes’ team pulled off a come-from-behind 43-42 win.
“I don’t know if they let us win, but we’ll take it,” Barnes said. “It was all for a great cause.”
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