L.A. Clippers star Matt Barnes is apologizing for calling the police officer who arrested him a fa**ot and a pu**y, among other things, after their exchange spread virally on video.
Matt Barnes said: "I would like to apologize for the unfortunate language I used. I know that certain words are extremely hurtful. I meant absolutely no disrespect to anyone."
"This comment, spoken in the heat of a difficult moment, does not accurately reflect my actual point of view. I hope that all offended parties can accept my sincerest apologies."
Barnes clearly had an ongoing beef with the cop.
The same officer stopped the NBA player twice before and waited nearly 2 hours in a Manhattan Beach, Calif., parking lot last July for Barnes to leave a restaurant.
There, he was arrested for driving on a suspended license and resisting arrest.
Barnes eventually pleaded no contest to misdemeanor interfering with a cop and driving while not in possession of a license. He got off with a fine and informal probation.