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Jul 25

A Matt Barnes Haiku


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Via Ben Q. Rock of Orlando Pinstriped Post:

The Orlando Magic officially lost Matt Barnes to free-agency [on Thursday night], as the journeyman signed with the L.A. Lakers just after 11 PM on the East Coast. Magic fans have had a few days to prepare for losing Barnes, whom they grew to love during his lone season in pinstripes, but he’s gone for good now.

So if you’re looking for a way to cope, I humbly suggest writing a haiku tribute to Barnes.

Without further ado, here’s my submission. I admit it’s not the greatest haiku in the world but as they say, it’s the effort that counts.



ball fake on Kobe;
wanted son’s dirty diaper
in Odom’s mouth

Eddy Rivera
Eddy Rivera

@magicfan inTN

Hah. Thanks.


That's a new one.


Lamar Odom's wife (Khloe Kardashian) looks like Peter Griffin from "Family Guy"

magicfan inTN
magicfan inTN

I like it. Good use of Barnes' narrative. My try:

good cuts to the hoop
but in transition, off leg,
Matty acts dismayed