Grizzlies’ Matt Barnes drove 95 miles to fight coach Derek Fisher for dating his estranged wife

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Memphis Grizzlies player Matt Barnes allegedly drove 95 miles from Santa Barbara to Los Angeles to beat Knicks coach Derek Fisher who is dating Barnes’ estranged wife.

The New York Post reports that the incident occurred when Barnes who was training in Santa Barbara, California, heard Fisher, was at his estranged wife Gloria Govan’s house on Saturday.

The New York Post reports that Fisher and Govan, who stars on basketball Wives LA, have been dating for ‘a few months’, and that when Barnes heard Fisher was at Gloria’s home he ‘went crazy’ drove there to ‘beat the sh**t’ out of Fisher.

‘Derek was in Gloria’s back yard with about 10 people having a bonfire on ​​Saturday,’ an unidentified witness told The New York Post.

‘Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with [Gloria].’

When Barnes heard Fisher was at Govan’s home he decided to confront his former LA Lakers teammate.

Fisher and Barnes had been friends and were teammates with the Los Angeles Lakers from 2010-12.

‘Someone told Matt that Fisher was at the house and he drove down there – he went over to confront Derek.’

According to a witness Fisher was not badly injured he will likely not press charges.

‘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 police arrived but Govan may file a restraining order against Barnes, reports The New York Post.

Yahoo reports that The Knicks, Grizzlies and NBA security will begin to probe Saturday night’s events.

‘We are aware and currently gathering information regarding today’s report involving Matt Barnes,’ the Grizzlies said in a statement.

Barnes was arrested in 2010 on suspicion of domestic violence but he disputed the charges.

‘Matt and I were together for eight years. And I think the course of our relationship is just due to evolution. We’re always gonna be good friends. Obviously we have kids together,’ said Govan on her split from Barnes this year.

Barnes made headlines recently after he told TMZ that he and singer Rihanna were ‘just past the crush stage’ and Rihanna responded by saying she’d never even met Barnes.

Fisher missed the Knicks practice on Monday for what the team termed ‘a personal matter’.

Sources close to Fisher said he was not at practice due to a problem with his private jet.

The Grizzlies and Knicks play January 16 in Memphis and February 5 in New York.

Source: The DailyMail

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