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NBA Grizzlies' Barnes slams Fisher in New Year's tirade

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Matt Barnes #22 of the Memphis Grizzlies goes up for a shot during a game against the Chicago Bulls at the United Center on December 16, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois (AFP Photo/Jonathan Daniel)

Los Angeles (AFP) - Memphis Grizzlies forward Matt Barnes welcomed the New Year with an Instagram swipe at New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher -- just one thorn in the player's side in a 2015 he has dubbed the worst year of his life.

Days earlier, the NBA had suspended Barnes for two games for a physical altercation with his former Los Angeles Lakers teammate Fisher at the California home of Barnes's estranged wife Gloria Govan.