Janis Carr of the Orange County Register reports (via blog):

Matt Barnes ecstatic to be a Laker

“This is a lifelong dream to be a Laker,” Matt Barnes said at his introductory news conference Tuesday. “Growing up in California in the 1980’s, you had no choice but to love Laker basketball. I grew up a huge Showtime fan … Magic, Worthy, Kareem, Byron Scott. It’s come full circle now. I’ve had a hell of a road to get here, but I’m very happy to be a Laker.

“I just felt this was the best situation for myself and my family to succeed … historic franchise, coming off two championships looking for the third, I just felt that this was a good fit.”