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Matt Barnes: Epithet OK in context

Updated: November 15, 2013, 6:27 PM ET
By Arash Markazi | ESPNLosAngeles.com

LOS ANGELES -- Clippers forward Matt Barnes said Friday he will continue using a racial epithet he asserts has become commonplace in today's culture, two days after using the word on Twitter, for which he apologized and was fined by the NBA.

Barnes, speaking to reporters before Friday's practice, attempted to justify use of the N-word, saying the meaning of it can be derived solely by the context in which it is used.

"The word I used is a word that's used on the court, used in the ...

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