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Matt Barnes Shoots Down Rumors He's Dating Eva Longoria

Los Angeles Lakers small forward Matt Barnes has been making his rounds during the NBA Lockout, including some elbow rubbing with some of the hottest stars in hollywood. Rumors began to swirl that Barnes was having an intimate relationship with actress Eva Longoria, though Barnes made sure to squash the rumors before they got out of hand.  

Barnes was on 85.7 The Game up in the Bay Area Wednesday morning to talk about actual basketball related things, though was eventually asked about the status of his relationship with Ms. Longoria, recently divorced from San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker mind you:

Matt I apologize, but I gotta ask you because you are in the news for reasons that I am sure annoy you. Matt Barnes dating Eva Longoria? She says no. You have been linked in the tabloids and the internet to Eva Longoria. Any comments on that?

"Eva and I are friends. We are working together. She has an amazing cancer foundation as well, so we are working together and setting up an event for 2012. I know everyone likes to read and everything and hope or talk bad about situations, but Eva and I are just friends."

Well I'm glad that got cleared up, because for a minute there I was worried I was actually going to have to think about this.