NBA Controversy: Matt Barnes Warns Derek Fisher For Dating Ex-Wife
New York Knicks coach Derek Fisher might be enjoying a romantic spree, but was on the receiving end of a threat from Matt Barnes for dating his former wife. Fisher filed a divorce from his wife Candace in March. The Knicks boss has been dating Gloria Govan for only “a few months.”
Barnes came to know that Fisher was with Gloria at his former home and drove 95 miles to LA to “beat the s–t” out of Fisher, according to reports.
“Derek was in Gloria’s backyard with about 10 people having a bonfire on Saturday,” a source said. “Derek’s separated from his wife and there’s a relationship with Gloria.”
Fisher and Barnes once played as teammates for the Los Angeles Lakers.
“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,” the source also added.
The New York Knicks management said in a tweet that Fisher wasn’t present in practice due to personal reasons, but is expected on Wednesday.
“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,” revealed a source who is aware about the incident.
Fisher is unaffected, it seems. “My state of mind is that we have a game tonight and nothing that I’ve experienced has anything to do with how we perform tonight,” Fisher said before the game, adding that he was “completely focused and committed to the team.”