Don't worry, Matt Barnes: Big Baby's got your back.
Three days ago, after rumors began swirling that Barnes and Rihanna might be an item – rumors Barnes himself didn't exactly downplay, telling TMZ that they had "passed the crush stage" – the Bajan Beauty blew up his spot, calling Barnes out in front of her 24.5 million followers on Instagram and acting like she had never met him. Either Barnes was just trying to be the cool kid in school and got caught, or Rihanna was doing some damage control in wake of her alleged relationship with Lewis Hamilton.
That's where Glen "Big Baby" Davis comes in.
Barnes' former Clippers teammate has been doing his rounds this week. On Monday, he told Sports Illustrated that Barnes is "obsessed" with Rihanna and that he talks about her literally all the time. He even made a case for why they should date, proving himself to be the perfect wingman. Yesterday, Davis stopped by ESPN's His & Hers and insinuated that the two were a tad closer than just friends, repeating "he knows her" a handful of times with a huge smile on his face.
"I don't agree with Rihanna," Big Baby said. "Matt Barnes is an honest, stand-up guy. He really knows her. He's not lying about that. Why would you lie about that?"
We're not sure why anyone would lie about that either, Glen. But we also don't know many "stand-up guys" who would throw shade at James Harden's mom in the middle of a game, so excuse us for being confused.