Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher used to be teammates on the Los Angeles Lakers. No one would expect the two to go head to head in a fight over Barnes’s ex-wife, Gloria Govan who stares in “Basketball Wives LA”. Matt Barnes was said to be at the Memphis Grizzlies training camp in Santa Barbara when he found out about the news. Barnes drove immediately to his former wife’s house and attacked Fisher.
Sources said Fisher was at the LA home of Gloria Govan — Barnes’ estranged wife, who stars on “Basketball Wives LA” — on Saturday. Fisher and Govan have been dating for “a few months,” a source said, after Fisher filed to divorce his wife of 10 years, Candace, in March.
But when Barnes learned that Fisher was at his former home with Gloria, he drove 95 miles to LA to “beat the s–t” out of Fisher, sources said.
“Derek was in Gloria’s back yard with about 10 people having a bonfire on Saturday,” said a source. “Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with [Gloria].” The source added, “Barnes was in Santa Barbara [at Memphis Grizzlies training camp] and heard that Fisher was in his house. He went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher.”
Another source said, “Someone told Matt that Fisher was at the house and he drove down there — he went over to confront Derek.”
A source close to Fisher confirmed the fight but said, “Matt came after Derek but he only had a few scratches … Derek’s not going to press charges, he’s going to let it go.”
Fisher left the scene before cops arrived, and we hear that Govan’s planning to file a restraining order.
Another source said that the altercation was the reason Fisher missed Knicks practice on Monday — but others said that he had been traveling back to New York on Sunday and was delayed because of plane trouble. The Knicks tweeted on Monday that Fisher was “not at practice due to personal reasons — expected back tomorrow.” He was in LA visiting his kids.
—via NY Post
Luckily, Fisher won’t press charges for Matt Barnes’s sake. If Fisher pressed charges you can be sure there would be a fine along with a huge court mess that Matt Barnes does not need right now. Fisher is expected back to the Knicks’ training camp after the squabble.
The two former teammates will have some hashing out to do if they will ever be friends again. One thing is for sure, Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher have a bone to pick.