Matt Barnes Invites Kwame Brown on 'All the Smoke': 'Talk Your S--t Face to Face'

Adam WellsMay 19, 2021

LEXINGTON, KY - AUGUST 06: Kwame Brown #54 of the 3 Headed Monsters is introduced during week seven of the BIG3 three on three basketball league at Rupp Arena on August 6, 2017 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/BIG3/Getty Images)
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The war of words between Kwame Brown and Matt Barnes continued Wednesday. 

Barnes posted a video message challenging Brown to come on All the Smoke to "talk your s--t face to face."

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Matt Barnes fires back at Kwame Brown and invites him to come on an episode of All The Smoke <br><br>(h/t @AhnFireDigital) pic.twitter.com/CwNd9rvSlD

For those hoping to see Brown sit down and talk with Barnes and Stephen Jackson in person, it does not appear as that is going to happen.

"I'ma let your show fizzle out, because I'm not gon' help you get no rating," Brown said on Instagram on Wednesday (h/t TMZ Sports).

Brown did, however, let it be known he is willing to step in the ring against Barnes.

"Everybody already seen you ain't want no smoke and now you ready to go to the screen and be a crash dummy, 'S--t, if you want we can box and we can do this," Brown said, per TMZ Sports.

The feud began when Barnes and Jackson criticized Brown's NBA career on an episode of their podcast. 

When word of their comments got back to Brown, he issued a response in a video message posted on social media:

“I think you guys need to focus and channel that energy to some more real problems. ... And Stephen Jackson, maybe you can put that motherf--king blunt out and pull your pants up on your ass and put that rag down and act like a grown-ass man instead of a little ass boy.”

Brown's name was first brought up on the podcast last month when Los Angeles Lakers governor Jeanie Buss was talking about the February 2008 trade with the Memphis Grizzlies for Pau Gasol. 

The Lakers sent Brown and the draft rights to Marc Gasol as part of a package to Memphis for Pau, but Jackson joked that Marc was the only player in the deal. 

That was followed up this week with an appearance on the show by Gilbert Arenas, who played on the Washington Wizards with Brown for two seasons from 2003 to 2005. He referred to Brown as a "show pony" whose confidence was destroyed by Michael Jordan when he was Washington's president of basketball operations. 

In 2001, Brown became the first player selected No. 1 overall in the NBA straight out of high school. He played 12 seasons in the league with seven teams before retiring.