NY Post- 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.”
Do I have to be the one to say it? Fine, I will. That pussy must be BOMB. You know why? Because when you start dating an ex-teammates ex-wife, you know you are going to end up in a fight. This fight we are talking about is a fight that Derek Fisher consented to when he betrayed the trust of a former teammate, and stuck his dick in where Matt Barnes used to pull his out. That's how this works. I know that Matt Barnes and Gloria Govan are two single people. I know that they are legally separated. I know that they are free to do as they please. However, when what pleases Gloria is her former husband's former co-worker then he's got to pay the toll of catching a few lefts for the right to get between her legs. The bond formed in a locker room is nearly as deep as the bond formed between a married couple. Barnes has already had one of those bonds broken, and he'll be damned if the other one gets broken without a fight.
This is Matt Barnes we are talking about. A player that Derek Fisher shared a locker room with. A player that Derek Fisher watched on a nightly basis. A player that Derek Fisher knows all too well. If I know Matt Barnes is a lunatic that will throw fists at the drop of a hat then Derek Fisher certainly should too. This is just one of those situations where Matt Barnes has to give Derek Fisher a black eye before he even thinks of laughing about it over a beer. He's not the first professional athlete to get caught with his hand in another professional athlete's old cookie jar, and he won't be the last to end up in a physical altercation because of it.
P.S. This totally proves that Derek Fisher isn't going to succeed as a Head Coach. I mean, he's the coach of the Knicks so that was already a given, but even so. This is what players do. Once you are granted responsibility for other players than you have to stop fucking their ex-wives. It might not be written in the rule book, but you can bet your ass that Fisher's players have less respect for him today than they did yesterday. You can't have NBA players getting into arguments with NBA coaches over each other's sex lives. What if Phil Jackson had wanted to pick up Matt Barnes in the offseason? Not likely, but certainly possible. You can't be a Head Coach that handicaps your General Manager with your actions away from the basketball court, even if those actions do include some bomb ass pussy...