Memphis Grizzlies Player Matt Barnes Scraps With N.Y. Knicks Coach Derek Fisher Over His Estranged Wife Gloria Govan

Matt Barnes and Derek Fisher got into a physical altercation in Los Angeles over the weekend after Barnes got a call from his 6-year old twin boys informing him that Fisher was at the home he once shared with his estranged wife Gloria Govan.

Barnes bolted from the training facility of his current team, the Memphis Grizzlies, and reportedly drove 95 miles to confront the current coach of the New York Knicks.

“Barnes went crazy. He got in his car and went to the house and went after Fisher,” a source told the New York Post. “Matt then drove down there to beat the sh*t out of him.”

Barnes approached Fisher in the backyard of the home where Govan, Fisher and 10 other people had gathered around a bonfire

An argument ensued and the 6-foot-7 Barnes punched the 6-foot-1 Fisher in the mouth, according to TMZ, sparking a brawl that didn’t end until Barnes’ children came into the backyard and begged the men to stop.

Fisher and Barnes were at one point very good friends, the Grizzlies player told the media. They were teammates for two years when they played for the Los Angeles Lakers.

Govan is a former cast member of the VH1 reality show, Basketball Wives: L.A. There’s no information on how long she has been dating Fisher

The NBA is currently investigating the incident.



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