Matt Barnes, Derek Fisher fight over Gloria Govan
Matt Barnes drove 95 miles Saturday to the Los Angeles home of his ex Gloria Govan to confront Derek Fisher, who is said to be in a relationship with Govan, according to reports.
Barnes and Govan have been separated since about October last year after marrying in 2012. Fisher filed to divorce his wife of 10 years, Candace, in March, and has reportedly been dating Govan for a few months. Yahoo! Sports says Barnes has known about the relationship for over a month.
Barnes reportedly was in Santa Barbara, Calif., with the Memphis Grizzlies for training camp when he found out Fisher was at Govan’s Los Angeles home for a bonfire Saturday and made the trip down to confront him.
“Derek was in Gloria’s back yard with about 10 people having a bonfire on Saturday,” a source told the New York Post. “Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with [Gloria].”
Barnes supposedly went after Fisher and the two fought, though there were no serious injuries. Fisher is not going to press charges, the Post reports.
Fisher, who was in LA also visiting his kids, did not make Knicks practice Monday, and his altercation with Barnes is said to be the reason why.
Barnes is known as one of the more physical and hot-headed players in the NBA. He has been in trouble with the law multiple times and had a rocky relationship with Govan, which was on-and-off several times. He was recently in a tiff with Rihanna, whom he said he was dating.
NBA security is said to be aware of the fight.
As @NYPost reports, there was physical confrontation between NY coach Derek Fisher, Griz's Matt Barnes Saturday in LA. NBA security is aware
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) October 7, 2015
Barnes and Fisher were friends and teammates on the Lakers from 2010-2012. Fisher is currently the head coach of the Knicks, while Barnes is beginning his first season with the Grizzlies.