It’s been a whirlwind for Los Angeles-based Lynch Archer PR Entertainment these past two weeks with getting in coverage for Los Angeles Clipper Matt Barnes while he finally had a few days off! From being on the road to playoffs quickly approaching, we had a small window of opportunity to get Matt on-air talking about the amazing Clippers season as well as his foundation Athletes vs Cancer (www.athletesversuscancer.org) and his youth EA Basketball Camp coming up in the summer!
The madness began with Matt’s first interview with Extra at The Grove. Matt was really great with all his fans, stopping to take pictures and sign autographs with kids and adults alike.
Los Angeles Clipper Matt Barnes stops to sign autographs for fans at The Grove before his appearance on Extra last Thursday.
Matt hangs out with fans on the set of Extra at The Grove to take pictures!
Publicist and CEO Cheryl Lynch breaking down talking points with Matt Barnes before his Extra interview.
The show went great! Maria interviewed both Matt and Steve Nash of the Los Angeles Clippers about the big game Sunday (which the Clips wound up winning, woo!) and Matt got in some air time for his foundation Athletes vs Cancer as well.
Matt takes questions from fans on the set of Extra last week.
The two also had a little shoot-out, whoever could make the most baskets into the arcade basketball hoops in 30 seconds won, and they pulled two fans in with them.
Los Angeles Clipper Matt Barnes and Los Angeles Laker Steve Nash go head-to-head on Extra last Thursday! (photo: @thegrovela)
Here’s the clip of the two on the show in case you missed it!
The next day Matt had to wake up bright early to phone into KROQ’s morning show with Kevin & Bean on Friday! While it was really early (7:35am), Matt did excellent and cracked some jokes with the shows host and producer who were Lakers and Clippers fans and joked about Matt throwing the game last Sunday and what it means to be a Clipper now.
You can download the podcast here from April 5th: http://kroq.cbslocal.com/kevin-bean-podcasts-april-2013/
Afterwards Matt had the whole day off Saturday after practicing for the big game Sunday against the Lakers! He spent it with his wife Gloria Govan, and twin sons Isaiah and Carter.
Matt Barnes of the Los Angeles Clippers spending his day off last Saturday with wife Gloria Govan and twins Isaiah and Carter. (photo: @glogovan)
And of course after a lovely day off Saturday, Matt rested up for the big game versus the Lakers on Sunday! It was an exciting and great game, but the chemistry of the Clippers ultimately beat the Lakers, officially make the Los Angeles Clippers Pacific Division champs for the first time in franchise history! We are so proud of Matt being on a team making history.
After a 4 game sweep of the Lakers, the Clippers earn their first ever Pacific Division title at the Staples Center Sunday. (photo: @glogovan)
And the work wasn’t over for Matt! Monday we were back on our crazy press schedule with taping Hallmarks Home & Family with both Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan. The two showed up to the set on the Universal lot looking fabulous and did a great job getting into Matt’s foundation, Athletes vs Cancer. They really dove into how his mother’s death and Gloria’s parents being cancer survivors motivated them to start the foundation and zoned in on a side of Matt many of us haven’t seen.
Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan with Hallmark Home and Family hosts Mark Steines & Cristina Ferrare.
Home & Family also surprised Matt and Gloria with an opportunity. They gave Matt 5 chances to make the ball from half court and if he made it, they would donate $1,000 to Athletes vs Cancer! And he made it! So sweet of them and a great surprise for Matt!
If you don’t have the Hallmark channel, you can watch Matt’s segment here:
After we wrapped Home & Family in Universal, it was off to West LA to have Matt Barnes on Studio 11 LA on Fox! Laura Diaz was excited to have him on the show right off of his amazing game Sunday. They talked about the Clippers great win over the Lakers, what it means to be a Pacific Division champ, and looking ahead to playoffs!
Laura Diaz interviewing Matt Barnes on Studio 11 LA Monday.
Catch the full interview of Matt Barnes on Studio 11 LA on Fox with Laura Diaz here:
Matt Barnes: Clippers Are Going To Be Hard To Beat
And if you think we were done, we weren’t.
Matt had a FULL day of media and press yesterday as well!
Matt headed straight from practice to his home where Gloria Govan, his kids, and E! News were waiting to interview Matt & Gloria and get footage of them at home with their kids.
Matt Barnes being interview at his home Tuesday by Farrell of E! News.
It was great to have E! come out to the Barnes’ home and catch Matt in his natural element, with his wife and kids at home, being an amazing father and husband. It was a really personal piece and we are excited to see the results!
E! News shoots Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan with their twins cooking in the kitchen!
After a long shooting day, everyone rested up a bit before one last final check mark on our media schedule, the 42 premiere at TCL Chinese Theater!
Matt and Gloria dressed in their best blues of course and headed out to catch 42, the Jackie Robinson story.
Matt Barnes, Gloria Govan, and Naturi Naughton on the red carpet of 42 premiere last night in Hollywood.
The 42 premiere was a star studded event, and even our photo of Big Sean and Naya Rivera went viral as it was the first the two were seen holding hands in public, making them an official couple! Twitter and Tumblr picked up on the photo like wildfire and we couldn’t keep up with everyone using it!
Lynch Archer PR grabs one of the first photos of the newly official couple Big Sean and Glee star Naya Rivera in public together and it goes viral!
Matt Barnes with Harrison Ford and 42 Director Brian Helgeland on the red carpet premiere in Hollywood Tuesday.
Matt Barnes and wife Gloria Govan with 42 star, Chadwick Boseman, aka Jackie Robinson at the red carpet premiere!
There were so many more great pictures from all the media and events above, so make sure to check out all our social media below!
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