8/14/2016 12:35 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
We got Barnes out in L.A. and asked if he’s got anything lined up for his life after basketball (dude is 36 after all, but still balling) and that’s when he told us he’s interested in life behind the camera.
Then our guy brought up Kobe … who’s just getting his production company kickin’ since his retirement … and asked whether or not Matt’s up for working with the Mamba.
Check out the clip — not only is he up for it … he says the two men have talked … and a collab on some type of project might not be as far off as you think.
BTW — we also asked what it means to have an African-American woman win individual gold in swimming … and Matt keeps it 100 … saying certain stereotypes might be gone forever.