LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Clippers’ big win Wednesday over Oklahoma City has been overshadowed by the Twitter rant that forward Matt Barnes went on after getting ejected for the first time this season.

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The veteran forward, who is of mixed race, continued to face questions Friday on why he used a racial slur — often known as the “n” word —in a tweet. Barnes was fined $25,000 by the league for his actions.

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“I think that my mistake was to use it in a social manner, which I regret and apologize for,” Barnes said at practice.

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“But you guys have to get used to it. This is a new day and age. I think when you put an ‘er’ at the end, that could make people cringe, but if you put an ‘a,’ that’s like saying ‘bro.’ That is how we talk.”