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Ann Barnes, Mother of Matt, Dead at 52

Incredibly sad news for the extended Sactown basketball family -- Ann Barnes, the mother of former King/Del Campo High star and current Warriors Matt Barnes -- has passed away. She was 52.

Matty had alluded to some personal struggles in training camp and in the early part of the season in talking to reporters; Ann had been fighting cancer. I know from following Matty since 1997-8 how strong his family was, and how much his parents meant to him. Our hearts go out to the Barnes family.

You can donate to cancer research and support through the American Cancer Society either online or by post:

American Cancer Society - Sacramento
1765 Challenge Way Ste 115
Sacramento, CA 95815